HBO’s Game of Thrones ended its eight-season run with a bang after winning the most coveted award at the Emmys.
During the 71st Emmy Awards held last week, the series bested seven other shows and won the Outstanding Drama Series. On the same night, Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage also won the award for the Oustanding Supporting Actor for his role as Tyrion Lannister. However, aside from these two awards, the biggest and most expensive TV series didn’t win anything else.
HBO entered the Emmy’s with a record-breaking 137 nominations. Of these, 32 were for Game of Thrones. However, Thrones only took home 2 out of 37 awards during the night. Subsequently, Game of Thrones actresses Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, and Lena Headey were all nominated for the Outstanding Supporting Actress award. However, not one of them got the award. On the contrary, Alfie Allen, Nikolaj Waldau and Peter Dinklage were all likewise nominated for the men’s award as well. Fortunately, one of them got it.
Hence it’s but unfortunate that despite saturating the nominations across different fields, Game of Thrones only went home with two. Although, these were arguably the biggest awards of the night.
Game of Thrones has the most Emmy awards
The 8 season-long TV series from HBO has bagged more Emmy awards than any other show in history. It ran from 2011 up until this year’s six-episode season that wrapped up the quest for the Iron Throne.
Game of Thrones was initially faithfully based on the works of notable writer George R.R. Martin. However, as the series progressed, Martin’s writings were left behind due to delays in writing. Hence, showrunners of the series took bits and pieces from Martin to create an entirely new ending for the show. Unfortunately, fans were critically divided over the direction the show took towards its penultimate and final seasons. Then again, they just won another Emmy.