Emmy '13 Spotlight: Supporting Actress in a Drama

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The 2013 Emmys are closing in, and ET is breaking down your list of contenders! This week, we turn our attention to the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama category.

Fans of Game of Thrones have watched Emilia Clarke's strong and tenacious Daenerys Targaryen character dramatically grow from a naïve, strategic wedding tribute to a Dragon Queen amassing her armies in order to take back the throne.

This year marks Emilia's first Emmy recognition with her nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Game of Thrones, and the London-born star has an extensive stage resume that includes roles in Hamlet, The Changeling and Pygmalion and a guest leading role in the BBC series Doctors.