LOS ANGELES – Fantasy series “Game of Thrones” dominated at the American television Emmy Awards ceremony over the weekend, earning 10 statuettes.
The Creative Arts Emmy ceremony, held Saturday and Sunday in Los Angeles, California, saw “Game of Thrones” clinch 10 awards in various categories, including best music composition and best casting for a drama series.
The HBO-produced show, based on George R R Martin’s books “A Game of Thrones,” was nominated in 32 categories – a record number for a series in a single edition of the awards. Since it first aired, the show has also won a record 47 statuettes.
“Game of Thrones” was followed by historical drama “Chernobyl” and the documentary “Free Solo,” with seven wins each.
Comedy series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” took home six awards.
Given the many categories, the Television Academy divides the awards into two parts: the Creative Arts Emmy Awards and the Primetime Emmy Awards, which is the grand gala and holds greater public interest.
The Primetime awards will be held Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and will not have a host, as was the case in this year’s Academy Awards.
“Game of Thrones” has been nominated for the Outstanding Drama Series award at the Primetime ceremony along with “Killing Eve,” “Better Call Saul,” “Bodyguard,” “Ozark,” “Pose,” “Succession” and “This is Us.”
“Veep” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” are the front runners for the best comedy series at the Primetime awards. Other nominees are “Barry,” “Fleabag,” “Russian Doll,” “The Good Place” and “Schitts Creek.”
The winner for the best limited series will be decided between “Chernobyl,” “When They See Us,” “Escape at Dannemora,” “Fosse/Verdon” and “Sharp Objects.”