This year, Game of Thrones received a total of twenty three Emmy Award nominations. The wildly popular HBO series, based on George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series, has been running for six seasons.
Over the weekend, it was announced that Game of Thrones received nine Creative Arts Emmy Awards. Variety reports that this television adaptation won in the following categories: Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series, Outstanding Production Design for a Fantasy Program, Outstanding Costumes for a Fantasy Series, Outstanding Make-up for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic), Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Series, Outstanding Special Visual Effects, and Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Series.
Game of Thrones still has a chance to snatch up several more awards during the Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony which will take place on September 18. According to The New York Times, the show has earned nominations in the following categories: Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage and Kit Harington), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, and Maisie Williams), Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Miguel Sapochnik for the “Battle of the Bastards” episode and Jack Bender for “The Door” episode), and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (D.B. Weiss and David Benioff for the “Battle of the Bastards” episode). (via BBC News)