What the 'Game of Thrones' cast looked like at their first Emmys vs the 2019 Emmys
Game of Thrones was a television phenomenon, proving that small-screen entertainment can be as riveting as the stuff we're used to seeing on the big screen. While the final season was divisive, to say the least, it's a show that's undoubtedly going to be missed.
And last night, the cast, many of whom made their names on the show, came together for their last Emmys.
1. Kit Harington
An almost completely unknown actor when he landed the role of Jon Snow, it's safe to say that GoT launched Kit Harington's career. While a lot of people would have loved to have seen his character on the Iron Throne, fiction being fiction, it arguably was too predictable an ending.
2. Peter Dinklage
When it comes to one-liners, few characters have had as many iconic sayings as Tyrion Lannister, played by Peter Dinklage. For many, he was the standout character from the show.
3. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Jaime Lannister might have been a bad guy to begin with, but we think we speak for everyone when we say we wished he'd survived. But true to its bloody nature, just because someone sort of redeems themselves, it doesn't mean George R. R. Martin is going to let them live!
4. Emilia Clarke
Out of all the characters on the show, Daenerys arguably had the biggest journey - from being sold to the Dothraki as a bride to eventually becoming, albeit for a very brief period, the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms. Her ending was one of the most problematic of the series and for good reason.
5. Lena Heady
Lena Heady's portrayal of Cercei Lannister will hopefully go down in history as one of the most iconic baddie performances of all time. She played the role like a true queen right up until she and Jamie met their crushing end.
6. Nathalie Emmanuel
Another character who transformed throughout the series was Missandei, who went from being a slave to one of Daenerys' closest advisors. She is pictured above at her first GoT Emmys in 2018 and her last as part of the cast in 2019.
7. Sophie Turner
All hail the Queen in the North! Speaking of transformations, the greatest and arguably most powerful was that of Sansa Stark, who went from being one of the show's most unlikeable, bratty characters to, ultimately, one of the most powerful people in Westeros. She is pictured above at her first Emmys in 2015 and last night's ceremony.
8. Alfie Allen
One of the great things about GoT was what the show said about human nature. Sure, you can mess up like Alfie Allen's character Theon, but that doesn't mean that you can't ultimately redeem yourself. A good man indeed.
9. Gwendoline Christie
Don't worry, we're as angry as you are that Brienne and Jamie didn't end up together, but we can live in hope that in some alternate universe, Brienne and Tormond lived happily ever after. The man did, after all, love her in the purest way possible.
10. Isaac Hempstead Wright
Last, but most certainly not least, we have the unlikely winner of a Game of Thrones. Did you see it coming? We certainly didn't.