"Fringe" actors in Game of Thrones (or tv in general) who deserve more recognition

Season 5 of Game of Thrones is nearly finished and once again you’d expect that Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey will be nominated for Emmys etc. But there are so many actors that don’t get that same recognition as the "bigger" names. Alfie Allen, Iain Glenn, Carice van Houten and even Birgitte Hjort Sørensen (a wildling with only 20 minutes or so screen time in Hardhome).

Do these actors deserve more credit? Why don’t they get the credit they potentially deserve? This could be looked at in a way of how the awards ceremonies are also potentially "broken".

And, of course, this could be looked at with regards to more televiosn shows too.

  • I like the broken award ceremonies angle. I would compare the Golden Globes TV categories with the Emmys. The X-files won for best actor, actress, and drama one year but never at the Emmys. (They won for writing if I remember.) If you want to take a look at the UK brigade, like Iain Glenn, you can look at the way Brit awards recognize actors around BAFTA time, and contrast with their American counterparts. I see a lot of potential justs needs fine tuning. – fdemelo 7 years ago

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