Game Of Thrones Dominates Creative Arts Emmys With 9 Wins

Photo: Courtesy of HBO.
Game of Thrones is on its way to dominating the Emmys yet again. This year, the HBO drama is kicking things off with nine wins at part one of the Creative Arts Emmys (part two takes place on Sunday night). GoT has 23 total Emmy nominations this year (the third year in a row it's topped the nominations list), so it's a good bet that there will be more wins coming.

This awards show honors both guest acting and the behind-the-scenes technical achievements in television. The latter includes a lot of categories you've probably never heard of, even as you've enjoyed the fruits of the nominees' labor.

The sixth season of GoT took home the awards for Casting in a Drama Series, Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic), Costumes for a Period/Fantasy Series, Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Series, Stunt Coordination for a Drama, Special Visual Effects, and Sound Mixing for a One-Hour Series. Saturday's winners' list is up on Entertainment Weekly. We'll have to wait until next Sunday, September 18, to see if Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, and Co. take home more statuettes.

The other big headline of the show was in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series category, won by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for their stint hosting Saturday Night Live's Christmas episode. Not only was this the first time two people won the category together, but amazingly, this was also Poehler's first Emmy win. She had been nominated 17 previous times for both acting and writing, but often lost out to friends Fey and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Advertisement

More from TV

Two episodes into the third season of How To Get Away With Murder, we're one step closer to finding out who dies in the fire at Annalise's (Viola Davis) ...
We've written extensively about how all the American Horror Story seasons are linked. But we didn't realize that Roanoke would be the Rosetta Stone through...
Lip Sync Battle just released a clip to promote its next season, and it features a pretty impressive performance. A large cast of celebrities including ...
The 2016 Emmy Awards were off to a great start when a surprising announcement came over the loudspeaker. A voiceover announced the next presenter: none ...
Real feminist Portland bookstore In Other Words has had enough of the fake feminist Portland bookstore portrayed on Portlandia. The sketch in question ...
HBO has a big problem on its hands. Its flagship show, the most-watched in the channel's history, is ending. So however Game of Thrones comes to its ...
Rumor had it that while Carrie and Samantha were friends on-screen, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kim Cattrall were enemies behind the scenes. But Parker ...
Kimmy Schmidt lives in her own world. It's a cross between middle school, the year 1999, and present-day New York. Mix in the fact that she was held ...
Olivia Pope has joined Angelina Jolie's legal team — sort of. According to People, Jolie has hired Judy Smith, the real woman that Pope's character was...
Malek's gloomy peepers once haunted Stars Hollow. He played a Seventh-Day Adventist named Andy and he rocked a pretty sweet sweater vest
Remember when TV couples slept in twin beds and everyone pretty much assumed that Little Ricky was the product of some immaculate conception? Remember when...
Adventure time is ending after season 9? Why does Cartoon Network hate us? #AdventureTime #cartoonnetwork— the yarheeguy (@HT_yarheeguy) September 29, ...
Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers for season 6 of American Horror Story. Let's be honest: The best part of any American Horror Story season ...
This story contains minor spoilers for the premiere of Westworld. Beware! There's an unnerving moment about halfway through the premiere episode of HBO'...