HBO’s epic fantasy series Game of Thrones earned a total of 23 Emmy nominations this year, more than any other show, including 15 at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards over the weekend.
On Saturday night, Game of Thrones took home nine awards, one more than it did at last year’s Creative Arts Emmys, with wins for casting in a drama series; production design for a narrative contemporary or fantasy program; costumes for a period/fantasy series; single-camera picture editing for a drama series; makeup for a single-camera series (non-prosthetic); prosthetic makeup for a series, limited series, movie or special; sound mixing for a comedy or drama series; special visual effects (its fifth consecutive win in the category); and stunt coordination for a drama series, limited series or movie.
Battle of Bastards is by far the most nominated episode in Game of Thrones history and the episode won 4 awards on Saturday night.
The shows Making a Murder and Grease! won four awards each.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler made history as the first duo to share the win for best guest actress in a comedy series, for their appearance in Saturday Night Live. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series.
The Primetime Emmy awards will be held on the 18th of September and Game Of Thrones expects to continue its winning streak where it will once again be the most nominated program and look to retain its best drama series crown.
The actors of the series are now in Belfast, where the pre production work for the seventh season of the show is in full swing. Unlike the last 6 seasons, Season 7 will not premiere in April. .