Monday, September 21, 2015

'Game of Thrones' wins Best Drama and three other awards

'Game of Thrones' already a big winner at the Emmy Awards.
I'll have to wait until tomorrow night to see if "Game of Thrones" wins its seven remaining categories, "American Horror Story" wins its remaining four, and "Last Man on Earth" wins any of its three.
Stay tuned for another post about tonight's awards program in which I plan to follow up on the shows and performers I listed as my favorites in 2015 Critics' Choice Awards, Speculative Fiction, Politics, Crime, and History.  Here's hoping at least some of them win.
"Game of Thrones" won four more awards last night, including Best Drama.  Here's the Television Academy's own clip of the announcement: Game Of Thrones Wins Outstanding Drama Series

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss pick up the Emmy for outstanding Drama series for Game Of Thrones.
In addition, the fantasy series won Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.  Watch Peter Dinklage Wins Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series for the presentation of the last award.

Peter Dinklage picks up the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series for his fantastic performance as Tyrion Lannister in Game Of Thrones.
That's a total of 12 awards in one year.  As Vox pointed out, Game of Thrones has officially won the most Emmys of any series in a single year.
After winning eight (8) awards at last week's Creative Arts Emmys, HBO's Game of Thrones continued its hot streak at the Primetime Emmys to officially win the most Emmys of any series in a single year, with 12.

The previous record holder was The West Wing, which won nine Emmy awards in 2002 (its first season).
Congratulations to "Game of Thrones."  The show and its cast and crew deserved the accolades.

All that is the good news for Speculative Fiction.  The bad news is that "American Horror Story" and "The Last Man on Earth" were shut out last night.  I think my wife and I should do what I wrote in 'The Walking Dead' at Comic-Con, the Emmys, and the Saturn Awards and join the Saturn Awards as an out-of-town member so we can vote for the shows and performers we like.  I'll make that one of my New Year's resolutions.

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