Game of Thrones’ Kristian Nairn to DJ the 2016 Critics Choice Awards
Kristian Nairn
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Kristian Nairn

Game of Thrones’ Kristian Nairn to DJ the 2016 Critics Choice Awards


Kristian Nairn has gone from holding the door to dropping the beat!

The 7-foot actor — who played Game of Thrones’ gentle giant Hodor until the character’s death in Season 6 — will DJ this year’s Critics Choice Awards.

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Entertainment Weekly broke the news today, November 22, but the gig is just the latest achievement in Kristian’s music career. Keep reading...

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Kristian used to be the resident DJ at Belfast gay club Kremlin, for example, but his Game of Thrones fame has taken him even farther!

For example, in 2014, he embarked on a two-month tour of the United States and Australia cheekily-entitled Rave of Thrones, and this year, the 40-year-old deejayed the BlizzCon anniversary party.

The Northern Irish actor also gave what was perhaps the most heart-wrenching performance of the HBO hit’s sixth season.

NEWS: Will Hodor’s Backstory Be the Same in George R. R. Martin’s Books?

If you’ll recall, Hodor sacrificed himself to save Bran and Meera from the White Walkers — but Bran’s inadvertent warging into Hodor’s past permanently damaged the mind of the stable boy then known as Wylis.

“I couldn’t have asked for a better goodbye to a character I love,” Kristian told EW at the time.

“My favorite part is it ties up the question of why is Hodor ‘Hodor.’ … Only George R.R. Martin or [the showrunners] could have come up with this. It’s incredibly sad.”

Good thing Kristian has another talent to bolster his income! Plus, this latest DJ gig could give him an excellent vantage point when Game of Thrones inevitably wins some Critics’ Choice Awards.

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Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, and Kit Harington are all nominated in the acting categories; and the show got nods for the Best Drama Series award and the fan-voted Most Bingeworthy award.

Our only regret is there’s no Best Hodor category…

The 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards, hosted by T.J. Miller, air live on December 11 at 8 p.m. ET on A&E.

Game of Thrones Season 7 premieres on HBO in Summer 2017.

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