Emmys 2016: Leslie Jones met Game of Thrones cast
Winter finally came for Leslie Jones. The Saturday Night Live actress met the cast of Game of Thrones at the 68th annual Emmy Awards on Sunday night.
“Ok I seriously met everyone I watch in television it’s f—ing cray,” Jones wrote on Twitter. “Now y’all know how much I love GOT! Well…” Accompanying the tweet were photos of Thrones stars Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Gwendoline Christie, and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Jones also met star Emilia Clarke, which warranted a second tweet.
“Wait…QUEEN OF DRAGONS Y’ALL!!” Jones wrote. “And literally one of the nicest people I ever met. She didn’t care I was geeking out.”
Jones’ love of Game of Thrones was forever documented by Seth Meyers, who watched this season’s “Battle of the Bastards” episode with Jones for Late Night. (Sample quote from Jones: “I love you Rickon, and I’m just gonna say this: You need to zig-zag, motherf—er!”) The episode was a highly decorated one for the Thrones team on Sunday night, winning best writing for a drama series and best directing. Thrones also won best drama series for a second straight year, and set a record for most ever Emmy wins by a primetime series, topping Frasier.
In addition to the Game of Thrones team, Jones also posted photos with host Jimmy Kimmel, actor Ray Romano, musician John Mayer, and actress Angela Bassett.