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Kit Harington On Having The Lone Nomination - "Loner Throner"

It came as a massive surprise recently when it was confirmed that Emmy darling Game of Thrones only went on to fetch one nomination at the Golden Globe Awards 2020. The nomination belongs to Kit Harington, who played the character of Jon Snow in the HBO mega fantasy saga which concluded with its eighth season earlier this year.

2019-12-09T22:56:00Z

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It came as a massive surprise recently when it was confirmed that Emmy darling Game of Thrones only went on to fetch one nomination at the Golden Globe Awards 2020. The nomination belongs to Kit Harington, who played the character of Jon Snow in the HBO mega fantasy saga which concluded with its eighth season earlier this year.

While it indeed is a surprise in several ways, it does have an explanation it seems considering the show's final season was immensely panned by the critics and had polarizing response amongst viewers. In a recent chat with The Hollywood Reporter, Harington said, "I'm the 'loner Throner,' it seems. I just imagine myself sitting down at a table all by myself as the 'loner Throner!'"

Nominated in the best actor category alongside the likes of Succession star Brian Cox and Mr. Robot lead Rami Malek, Harington's nomination for the final Thrones season marks the actor's first-ever Golden Globes nomination. Calling in from "the cold and wet streets of London," Harington says he was at home when the nominations rolled out, blissfully unaware "that it was so early in the U.S." (As he puts it: "I'm looking forward to sunny L.A., I'll tell you that much.")

"I didn't expect to be nominated," says Harington. "I thought the show might be, but I was just at home, learning lines, and then my publicists called. It was very unexpected and wonderful."

"Every time I go to say goodbye to this show, something comes along that reminds me of the story of it," he adds. "This is one of those moments. I have to say thanks to the HFPA for nominating me. We spent a lot of years with this thing. Obviously, I dearly loved it. I loved every moment of it. I loved the character. It's a weird feeling, but I feel kind of happy for him, the character, if that makes sense."

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