Game of Thrones isn’t just a favorite at the Primetime Emmy Awards. HBO’s murderous fantasy series cleaned up at the Creative Arts Emmys on Saturday, with nine wins.
Game of Thrones was the biggest individual series winner by a wide margin. It picked up wins for casting, makeup, costumes, stunts, editing, sound mixing and production design.
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story was the second-biggest winner of the evening with four Emmys, for casting, single-camera editing, hairstyling and sound mixing.
As you might have gathered from the categories, Creative Arts Emmy Awards focus primarily on technical disciplines. There’s a handful of performance-related awards, but only for guest appearances.
Amy Poehler won one of those — her first Emmy, after 17 nominations — along with Tina Fey, for their co-hosting appearance on Saturday Night Live. Peter Scolari also won for his guest appearance on HBO’s Girls; Scolari was a late addition to the category after Peter MacNicol’s Veep nomination was unexpectedly rescinded.
HBO was the night’s big winner overall, with 11 wins spread across three different series. Game of Thrones made up the bulk of those, with Scolari’s Girls win and a Veep win in Outstanding Casting for a Comedy accounting for the other two… see more