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Poll: Which 'Game of Thrones' star has the best shot at Emmy glory?

June 23, 2011 |  8:00 am

Game of thrones 3Of course, "Game of Thrones" has emerged as a strong Emmy contender to nab a nomination for best drama series. TV critics and viewers love it. It's produced and telecast by Emmy-savvy HBO, which debuted the hot new series to much fanfare at peak voting period.

But what about its actors? Who has the best shot at a nomination?

Sean Bean: Series protagonist Ned Stark loses his head while fighting for honor, justice and the survival of his family.

Emilia Clarke: Daenerys Targaryen begins a sojourn as a frightened girl but emerges as a warrior queen.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau: fiendish villain Jaime Lannister.

Peter Dinklage: Tyrion Lannister is a somewhat comedic role. Those don't often get nominated for awards, but he just nabbed a bid from the Television Critics Assn.

Aidan Gillen: Another devilish villain, Littlefinger.

Lena Headey: Cersei Lannister is the lead female role on the show. She's the conniving chief of the Lannister family.


Sean Bean on 'Game of Thrones,' Emmys and losing his head [Video]

-- Tom O'Neil

Photo: "Game of Thrones." Credit: HBO