Game of Thrones is no longer only one of the most watched shows on television, it just acquired a new title. History was made during the 67th Primetime Emmy awards (No I’m not talking about Viola Davis being the first Afro-American woman to win lead actress in Emmy history). Deadline reports that the critically acclaimed HBO series Game of Thrones (which is based on author George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire book series), has gained the title of most Emmys won in a single year. The period drama is a favorite among audiences and it reached the outstanding number of 12 Emmy wins in one television year.
If you just watched the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards you might be wondering what we’re talking about considering there only were 4 wins during last night’s show. The Creative Arts Emmys took place last week, the very acclaimed Game of Thrones won a great number of 8 Emmys during that particular celebration. So you add up the numbers and it ends up as 12 Emmy awards during one television season. It’s three more than the previous record holder. The previous record holder was Aaron Sorkin’s The West Wing, which received a record 9 wins during 2000’s television season. Ironically enough it also included Best Drama Series.
The show tied with The West Wing’s score the moment the show’s co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss won best writing in a drama series. David Nutter won best directing in a drama series for the episode Mother’s Mercy (the same episode that won for writing) helping them beat the previous record holder. Then came Peter Dinklage’s win for Best Supporting Actor and then Game of Thrones won best Drama Series. The show was also in the lead for most nominations in one television year, with 24 nominations total. Well it won half of them so I’m guessing they are happy.
The irony is that of all the years it’s been nominated, it had to win this year. Which was when the show lacked a lot, especially writing wise, and had the most unecessary book to show changes. In any case I’m proud of Dinklage and the rest of the cast for winning.