What House of the Dragon’s Golden Globes Win Really Means for HBO

By Jessica Lerner 

It appears Game of Thrones’ polarizing conclusion didn’t hurt House of the Dragon’s Golden Globes candidacy.

Quite the opposite, actually.

HBO’s House of the Dragon won a Golden Globe for best drama series Tuesday night, a feat its iconic predecessor never accomplished. The Game of Thrones prequel series beat out AMC’s Better Call Saul, Netflix’ Ozark, The Crown and Apple TV+’s Severance for one of the night’s top prizes.


House of the Dragon director Miguel Sapochnik accepted the honor and thanked HBO for trusting “us with that golden goose,” adding he hoped “it was worth it.”

“It was really heartwarming to know that we actually tread in the footsteps of Game of Thrones, because that was one really good show,” he said. So thank you very much.”

It’s unsurprising House of the Dragon clinched such a win. The series has been a bonafide hit with sizzling hot ratings and an early Season 2 renewal.

Yes, there’s been some drama behind the scenes, like co-showrunner and director Miguel Sapochnik stepping down over his wife Alexis Raben’s participation in the show, but that hasn’t detracted from the show’s phenomenal first season.

Based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood, the Game of Thrones spinoff is set 200 years before the events of the original show and tells the story of House Targaryen under the rule of King Viserys I, with everyone wondering who will assume the Iron Throne.