Published On: Wed, Sep 14th, 2016

'Game of Thrones' Bags 9 Awards in Creative Emmy; Series Expected to Dominate Emmy Primetime Awards

Game of Thrones leads in this year’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The HBO drama-fantasy series received nine trophies for various technical categories.

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The prominent HBO series, according to Hollywood Reporter, got a total of 23 nominations this year. Fifteen of it are nominations for the Creative Arts Emmy Award.

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Eventually, Game of Thrones managed to bag a total of nine awards. The trophies earned by the series are in categories of casting in a drama series, production design, costumes, single-camera picture editing, makeup in both prosthetic and non-prosthetic, sound mixing for a comedy or drama series, special visual effects and stunt coordination.

According to the BBC News, other shows such as The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, which accepted five awards including awards in casting and picture editing, also did quite well in the award ceremony.

On the other hand, both Making a Murderer and Grease Live! received four awards each.

Also, Amy Poehler got her ninth Emmy and a first for Tina Fey when they shared a Best Guest Actress in Comedy Emmy. They were both recognized for hosting the Saturday Night Live Christmas episode the previous year.

Meanwhile, James Corden, the host of The Late Late Show, bagged the award for the interactive programme and outstanding variety special for his segment, Carpool Karaoke Primetime Special.

Downton Abbey snagged two awards for production design and hairdressing.

This year’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The awarding ceremony happened on two consecutive nights for the first time. It will be televised on Saturday, September 17 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, prior to the night of Primetime Emmys on FXX.

Game of Thrones is expecting to receive numerous awards this Sunday for the Primetime Emmy Awards wherein they were nominated in several categories. The pre-show will air live on 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.

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