Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Matt Smith, Joseph Fiennes Score First Emmy Nominations

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will compete in the Supporting Actor race.

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Prior to this year, HBO’s “Game Of Thrones” had amassed 107 Emmy nominations (and a record 38 Emmy wins).

Principal Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister on the show, had not scored one of those nominations.

That changed this year. In a Thursday morning announcement, the Television Academy revealed that Coster-Waldau is in contention for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

His nomination is one of 22 attained by the HBO juggernaut this year.

He, meanwhile, represents one of three first-time nominees in the Supporting Actor race. Joseph Fiennes of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and Matt Smith of “The Crown” are also enjoying their first Emmy recognition.

They will compete against Peter Dinklage (“Game Of Thrones”), David Harbour (“Stranger Things”), and Mandy Patinkin (“Homeland”) in the category.

The Emmys take place on September 17.

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