The 67th Annual Emmy Awards crowned the HBO hit series Game Of Thrones for the outstanding drama series. This is the highest honor that any drama series could get and Game Of Thrones received it.
Not only did the series bag the award for outstanding drama, but it also picked up Emmys for outstanding actor that went to Peter Dinklage, outstanding writing to David Benioff and Dan Weiss and outstanding direction to David Nutter on Sunday night. The medieval-fictional drama bagged a total of 12 Emmys this year including 8 that were won at the Creative Arts Emmys. Thrones is the only series that has taken home the most number of awards in a year than any other show. Thrones also broke the ‘White House’ drama’s 2000 record of nine wins in a year.
Backstage, the show runners were asked why Thrones finally won this year. “We knew that there would be some resistance at first to a show set in this genre … we knew it would take a while,” Benioff said. “But we’d hoped if we did our jobs and if we were fortunate enough to be blessed with the cast and crew that we were blessed with … and if we got lucky, that we’d get there eventually.”