Emmys 2019: HBO's 'Game of Thrones' wins Outstanding Drama Series 2nd year in a row
Until this moment, it had been a quiet night for the series. Peter Dinklage handed 'GoT' its first Emmy by winning Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for a record-breaking fourth time
'Game of Thrones' made it two-in-two as it won Outstanding Drama Series during the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards. 'Game of Thrones’ was the recipient of the ‘Outstanding Drama Series in 2018 as well.
Until this moment, it had been a quiet night for the series. Peter Dinklage handed 'GoT' its first Emmy by winning Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for a record-breaking fourth time. On receiving the Award, series creator, David Benioff, said: "This all started in the demented mind of George R.R. Martin." D.B. Weiss went on to thank the cast, noting they make everything they write better.
The team also expressed gratitude to their collaborators at HBO for all their hard work over the years, along with "the hardest crew," joking that it's "amazing they are all still alive." Ahead of the primetime honors, HBO led the way, picking up 25 wins at the Creative Arts Emmys held September 14-15, including 10 wins for 'Game of Thrones' in categories like score, title design and stunt coordination as well as it seventh Emmy for special visual effects, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
Other nominees in the category included 'Better Call Saul' (AMC), 'Bodyguard' (Netflix), 'Killing Eve' (BBC America), 'Ozark' (Netflix), 'Pose' (FX), 'Succession' (HBO) and 'This is Us' (NBC). Overall, 'Game of Thrones' was nominated for 32 Emmy Awards this year — including the 10 wins at the Creative Arts Emmys — breaking a record for the most nominations in a single year.
This is the fourth time the HBO fantasy drama has led the pack of nominations, beginning in 2014 and ending with its final divisive season. The lack of awards may not be too surprising for fans considering the lukewarm response the show’s eighth and final season received.
Many critics and a portion of their fans were disappointed. Nonetheless, it was a great night for HBO as the network saw its top shows bring home the cup. 'Barry' and 'Succession' took home some top category prizes, including Bill Hader’s win for Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his work in 'Barry'. Jesse Armstrong took home Emmy gold for his writing on 'Succession', one of HBO’s most recent popular series.