Game of Thrones Makes Emmy History


The 67 Annual Emmy Awards were a huge night for the HBO network, but no show won a bigger award than Game of Thrones. The HBO drama took home the final award of the night for Outstanding Drama Series. It’s the first show based on a fantasy realm to win the prestigious award.

As if that wasn’t enough, Game of Thrones took home a total of four Emmy Awards during the Primetime Emmy telecast, plus eight others at the previously held Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

Peter Dinklage took home the award for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series. The show won a pair of Emmys for direction and writing for the episode “Mother’s Mercy.” The show rounded out it’s four awards of the night with Outstanding Drama Series. Between Primetime and Creative Arts Emmys, Game of Thrones earned 12 Awards this year. That’s the most for a show in a single year. The previous title holder was NBC’s The West Wing.

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Game of Thrones was only part of HBO’s night of victories. Veep nearly swept the comedy category with wins for Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Lead Actress, Tony Hale for Supporting Actor and a Writing Emmy for the “Election Night” episode.

Olive Kitteridge cleaned out the Limited Run or Movie categories with wins for Lead and Supporting Actor and Actress awards, plus the award for Outstanding Limited Run or Movie.