GQ just came out with their list of Emmy snubs. They mentioned Nikolaj in their list. Here’s what they said:
Coster-Waldau, Goggins, and Olyphant: GQ Stars, Emmy Snubs
BY Dennis Tang
Jaime Lannister was always a cocky, king-slaying prick; funny, what getting a hand hacked off will do for your temperament. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau turned in quite a performance for this season of Game of Thrones, deftly navigating the depths of snark, anger, and mental and physical anguish forced upon Jaime during his journey back to King’s Landing, punctuated by his bathhouse confessional with Brienne (“My name is Jaime.”) And through Nikolaj’s quietly seething, man-without-a-country recount of the Tywin-planted root of his regicide, it turns out that Jaime isn’t a traitor, so much as he is, simply, a Lannister. (Though we’re told that his portrayal is much less sympathetic in the books. By NERDS.) If Emilia Clarke (who we love to death, don’t get us wrong) can get a nomination for her Season 2 work, in which she mostly sat at the head of her army while men betrayed and killed each other on account of her beauty (again, not an unrealistic setup), then Coster-Waldau should’ve been a shoo-in.
I couldn’t agree with them more.