Kit Harington has been nominated for supporting actor in a drama series for his role in “Game Of Thrones” for the 68th Emmy Awards. This is the first time that the actor has been nominated for an Emmy Award.
The other contenders for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series include Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul), Peter Dinklage (Game Of Thrones), Michael Kelly (House Of Cards), Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline) and Jon Voight (Ray Donovan), TV Line reports.
“It is a serious understatement to say that I am somewhat stunned. For my work on ‘Game of Thrones’ to be recognized in this way is an emotional moment for me. I could not be more humbled,” said Kit about his nomination. He was speaking in an interview with Variety.
Kit Harington became popular for his role of Jon Snow in the award-winning television series “Game Of Thrones.” He was born on December 26, 1986 in Acton, London.
The 29-year-old actor’s mom Deborah Jane is a former playwright and his dad David Richard Harington is a businessman. Kit graduated from the Central School of Speech and Drama in 2008, IMDb reports.
Kit Harington is known for his roles in films like “Pompeii,” “Testament Of Youth,” and “Spooks: The Greater God” in which he played the lead role. He also played supporting roles in films including “Silent Hill: Revelation,” and “Seventh Son.”
For his debut film Silent Hill: Revelation, Harington was honored with Actor of the Year at the Young Hollywood Awards 2013. It celebrates the best emerging young talent in film, music and television. Earlier, in 2012, he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor on TV for his role of Jon Snow for GoT, Wikipedia reports.
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