‘Game of Thrones’ Took Home 10 Emmys Already

Game of Thrones may have only been available to 35% to 40% of the viewing population, but that didn’t stop it from becoming a cultural phenomenon. When the show wrapped its final season, there were a few complaints, but the majority of fans were sad to see the epic fantasy series leave the airwaves. The Emmy Awards is something of a farewell tour for the cast and crew that worked so hard on the show. They are already being rewarded, and the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards’ main categories are still several days away. Game of Thrones has already been honored at a two-day ceremony, and they cleaned up during the event.

How many awards did Game of Thrones win at the Creative Arts Emmys?

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There were plenty of big moments during the 71st Creative Arts Emmy Awards. 97-year-old, Norman Lear became the oldest winner in Emmy history. Rachel Bloom announced her first pregnancy while accepting her award, and The Simpsons secured their 34th Emmy. Everything thereafter seemed to be a bit fantastical in nature. Game of Thrones proceeded to haul in 10 individual Emmy awards, and the big categories haven’t even been announced yet.

The show won in everything from editing categories, to visual effects. Game of Thrones crew members also took home prizes for makeup, costumes, stunt coordination, title design, and music composition. The team was also awarded trophies for casting and sound mixing.

How many awards is Game of Thrones nominated for?

With ten wins already squared away, Game of Thrones is set to make more Emmy history. The series already has the most nominations for any show ever locked up. The previous record-holder, NYPD Blue, received 26 nominations back in 1994.  Now, as fans await the more viewer-friendly categories, Game of Thrones is poised to have another huge night.

The ceremony, which airs on Sept. 22, will likely be ‘Thrones heavy again. The series’ cast is nominated in a staggering nine main categories. The show, as a whole, is also nominated for Oustanding Drama Series. According to a TV Line poll, it’s the front runner to take the category with 23% of respondents believing the show deserves to win. Killing Eve is the runner-up in the survey, with 20% of respondents believing the show should take home the prize. HBO’s second submission in the category, Succession, received the fewest votes.

What categories is the show most likely to win in?

Even with its ten-award haul already, Game of Thrones still has a lot of competition to compete against in the main categories. Inverse argues that the show will likely take home the Oustanding Supporting Actor and Actress categories, but may fall flat for Oustanding Drama Series.

That’s not to say the show isn’t worthy of the major award. It has won several times in the past, but the category is pretty competitive this year, and each submission has managed to hone its craft flawlessly. With this being Game of Thrones’ final eligible year, it might be time for the show to make room for newcomers.