London: Actress Emilia Clarke says she did not expect to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for her role in the popular fantasy series "Game of Thrones".
The British actress is among the nominees for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Daenerys Targaryen on the show and is overjoyed the show has received a further 23 nods, including one for her co-star Lena Headey in the same category, reported Female First.
"From across the pond, thank you with all my heart. I honestly was not expecting this. I am most proud that the show is being recognised by the Academy in such a profound way, especially in such a wonderful year for television.
"This is entirely a testament to the dedication of David, Dan, HBO and the entire cast and crew of 'Game of Thrones'. If you're going to be a mother of teenage dragons, trust me, these are the people you want by your side," she said.
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards take place in Los Angeles on September 20.