When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. "Game of Thrones" won the 2015 Emmy Awards. Everything else died. (Sorry you got Ned Stark-ed, "Mad Men.")
"Game of Thrones" Season 5 ruled the pack last night, picking up 12 Emmys, which is the record for a series in one year. HBO bragged about the win in a media release, which also noted that it won 43 Primetime Emmys in total, the most of any network for the 14th year in a row. (Not that they're counting.)
GoT was kind of a surprise win for Outstanding Drama Series, considering it was up against the end of "Mad Men," and marked the second Emmy win for Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister). Even though GoT broke records with its 12 awards, it was actually nominated for 24 Emmys.
Here are the 12 Emmys GoT picked up:
Outstanding Drama Series; Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage); Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (David Nutter); Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss); Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More); Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series; Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series; Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic); Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series; Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour); Outstanding Special Visual Effects; and Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series or Movie.
Watch the GoT cast and crew's acceptance speech for Outstanding Drama Series, presented by Tracy Morgan:
Congrats, GoT! Check out the full list of Emmy winners.
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