If Hodor Had To Die So That Game Of Thrones Could Make Emmy History, So Be It
Last year, Game of Thrones capped off its most controversial season by making history, setting a record for the most Emmys won by a show in a single year with 12. (The previous record-holder was The West Wing with nine.) Now, adding to its impressive reign, Game of Thrones has officially won more Emmy awards than any other drama in television history. When it comes to drama, Game Of Thrones is The Mountain, out to crush the competition.
The HBO fantasy epic nabbed nine awards at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys on Saturday (September 10), which means now it has a whopping 35 Emmys to its name. And Melisandre didn’t even need to make a blood sacrifice!
The seminal Season 6 episode “Battle of the Bastards” claimed the most awards, winning four Emmys for visual effects, editing, sound mixing, and makeup. Michele Clapton also took home an Emmy for her costume designs for the season finale, “The Winds of Winter.” (We can undoubtedly thank Queen Cersei’s badass yet elegant AF armor for that one.)
Game of Thrones earned a total of 23 Emmy nominations this year, and with another eight nominations still in play at this Sunday’s Primetime Emmy Awards—including Supporting Actor nominations for Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Emmy winner Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen)—the series could potentially widen the gap even further. Not to mention that it has a title to defend, as Game of Thronestook home the night’s top prize, the Emmy for Outstanding Drama, last year. (And that was for one of the show’s weaker seasons.)
Here’s the list of all the Emmys Game of Thrones took home at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys:
Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
Outstanding Special Visual Effects: “Battle of the Bastards”
Outstanding Production Design: “Blood of My Blood,” “The Broken Man,” “No One”
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”
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series: “Battle of the Bastards”
With so much early love for “Battle of the Bastards,” Harington should probably start preparing his speech now.