AN EMMY nominated actress had to put herself up for the award, after the station she works for refused.

Gwendoline Christie, who is best known for portraying Ser Brienne of Tarth in US drama series Game of Thrones, submitted herself for the award after HBO failed to do so.

The actress, who is originally from Worthing, applied for herself to be nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the awards.

On Tuesday she received confirmation that her nomination had been approved.

Gwendoline posted a thank you on her Instagram page along with the confirmation message.

HBO had not put the 40-year-old up for the award, choosing to nominate her co-stars Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner and Lena Headey instead.

The Emmy Awards take place on Monday, September 23.