Going into the ceremony, the series was already tied with "Hill Street Blues" and "The West Wing" for most awards with 26, but the hit fantasy blew its competition out of the water, earning nine awards from its 14 nominations, including Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series, Outstanding Stunt Coordination and Outstanding Costumes. (See the full list below.)
"Game of Thrones" has 23 Emmy Awards nominations this year alone, with Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey and Maisie Williams among those vying for acting honors. It also received a nod for Outstanding Drama Series following last year's win.
Although "Game of Thrones" is the most-awarded drama series, it's still behind two other shows in overall Emmy wins: "Frasier" with 37, and "Saturday Night Live" with 48. Although "Game of Thrones" is within striking distance of "Frasier," it may have a diffcult time passing "SNL," as the fantasy has only two seasons left.
The Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented during a ceremony airing Sept. 18 on ABC. "Game of Thrones" returns for its seventh season next summer.
Here are the Creative Arts Emmys "Game of Thrones" won on Saturday:
- Outstanding Special Visual Effects – “Battle of the Bastards”
- Outstanding Production Design – “Blood of My Blood,” “The Broken Man,” “No One”
- Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
- Outstanding Stunt Coordination – Rowley Irlam, Stunt coordinator
- Outstanding Sound Mixing – “Battle of the Bastards”
- Outstanding Makeup (Non-Prosthetic) for a Single Camera Series – “Battle of the Bastards”
- Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special – “The Door”
- Outstanding Costumes for a Period/Fantasy Series, Limited Series or Movie – “The Winds of Winter”, Costume Designer Michele Clapton
- Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series – “Battle of the Bastards,” Tim Porter, ACE, Editor
(via Watchers on the Wall)