‘Game Of Thrones’ Sets Emmy Record with 12 Wins
Winter is coming, the dragons are lose and white walkers abound, but the cast of “Game of Thrones” can at least bask in the glow of their many, many Emmy awards. Sunday was the 67th Emmy night, and “Game of Thrones” swept the floor with their wins. Read on to find out more.
“Game of Thrones” has 12 Emmy awards this year, from its 24 nominations. This makes it the record holder in maximum number of Emmy wins in one year. And that includes Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor (for Peter ‘Tyrion Lannister’ Dinklage), Outstanding Writing (for Dan Weiss and David Benioff) and Outstanding Directing for David Dinner. The other eight were Emmys for camera work, stunt coordination, the soundtrack and production design.
This propels “Game of Thrones” past the previous record holder, “The West Wing,” Variety is reporting, which won nine awards for the first season. This Emmy season also means that “Game of Thrones” is poised to set a record for most Emmy wins over the course of its run. Currently only eclipsed by “The West Wing” and “Hill Street Blues,” “Game of Thrones” has got at least a couple of seasons to go.
HBO’s miniseries “Olive Kitteridge” was the other big winner at the Emmy on Sunday. It swept the floor with seven wins, including Outstanding Actor and Actress nods for Richard Jenkins, Frances McDormand (lead), Bill Murray and Joe Kazan (supporting). The limited series also received the Emmy for Outstanding Directing (in a limited series) for Lisa Cholodenko, and the one for Outstanding Writing for Jane Anderson.
The Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series Award went to John Hamm for “Mad Men” and its female counterpart went to Viola Davis for “How to Get Away With Murder.”
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