Game of Thrones Is the Emmys’ Biggest Winner


Game of Thrones garnered the most of any HBO series with nine total wins, including Outstanding Drama Series. The show stands as the most Emmy-winning series ever, with a record 47 total awards.

While accepting the Outstanding Drama Series award, co-creator David Benioff praised Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin for his “mad genius”: “We didn’t create these characters… thank you for letting us take care of your people.”

Peter Dinklage was honored with the prize for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series — his third in the category. Dinklage thanked Benioff and co-creator D.B. Weiss for changing his life, “I cannot walks down the street anymore,” he joked.

Additional Game of Thrones Primetime and Creative Arts Emmy winners include:

  • Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes

  • Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special

  • Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)

  • Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More)

  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)

  • Outstanding Special Visual Effects

  • Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series or Movie

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