Jason Momoa and Emilia Clarke had a 'Game of Thrones' reunion backstage at the Oscars and it's perfect
Last night the Academy Awards were broadcast on something called " live television," which is what people used to watch before the internet. Comedian Kevin Hart was originally hired to host, but got the boot after Twitter sleuths resurfaced his old homophobic tweets. For the first time in 30 years, the Oscars had no host, but it actually seemed to benefit the ceremony, which moved at a brisk pace.
The winners were varied, without any film in particular dominating the show. As always, there were many standout moments: Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga's intimate performance of the Best Original Song, Shallow; Olivia Colman's breathless acceptance speech after winning Best Lead Actress; and Spike Lee's jubilant jump into Samuel L. Jackson's arms after winning Best Adapted Screenplay, the first Oscar of the 61-year-old filmmaker's career.
There were also some incredible moments backstage. Game of Thrones stars Jason Momoa and Emilia Clarke reunited for a couple adorable photos that delighted fans. Momoa captioned the first photo, "So proud of you @emilia_clarke I love u with all my heart Aloha Drogo."
On the show, Momoa played fearsome Dothraki warrior Khal Drogo, who marries exiled heiress Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke. Surprisingly, Drogo turns out to be a sensitive husband, and vows to help Dany reclaim the Iron Throne. But unfortunately, a festering wound and "treatment" from a resentful witch render him in a vegetative state. Dany smothers her lifeless lover out of pity, burns his body and steps into the blaze with three dragon eggs. Then the "Mother of Dragons" emerges from the flames, unscathed, with three baby dragons clinging to her smoldering body.
In the second photo, Momoa posed with his television wife and real-life wife, Lisa Bonet. He captioned the photo, "Me and my QUEENS." Momoa and Bonet got married in 2007 and have two children, a girl and a boy. On Game of Thrones, Daenerys and Drogo had only one child, Draego, who was stillborn. Also, Dany, as the Dothraki's khaleesi, had to eat an entire raw stallion's heart during her pregnancy. Bet you're glad you didn't have to do that, Lisa Bonet!
Although Momoa's character died in season one, he stopped by the Game of Thrones set last year for the eighth and final wrap party. On Instagram, Clarke shared a photo of Drogo holding her in a pose similar to the iconic lift from Dirty Dancing.
"This is the closest you’ll ever get to me attempting ‘that lift’ from dirty dancing," she wrote in the caption. "And yes, I have no idea I’m NOT being raised above his head. (Id like to take a moment to thank alcohol for giving me courage to attempt this. Ever.)" Then she added the adorable hashtags, "#nooneputsdrogointhecorner #imhavingthetimeofmylife #thankgodwegotthatmanonathrone [and] #mysunandstarsintheireyes.
The last season of Game of Thrones premieres in April. But Drogo and Dany's love lives forever.