It was a big, record-breaking night for “Games Of Thrones.” Not only did the hit HBO fantasy TV series take home the coveted award for outstanding drama series during the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards, but the serial drama, based on George R.R. Martin’s novels, earned the most awards that a series has won in a single year. (The record was previously held by “The West Wing,” which earned nine awards in 2000, according to Entertainment Weekly.)
“Game of Thrones” won 12 of the 24 nominations it received during the 67th annual event. Peter Dinklage, who portrays fan-favorite character Tyrion Lannister, took home the statue for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, co-creators David Benioff and D. B. Weiss earned Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series and David Nutter snagged Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.
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During the acceptance speech for Outstanding Drama, the show's co-creators revealed Season 6 of "GoT" would continue filming on Monday. According to Bustle, actress Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen on the show, previously told fans she would not be able to make the ceremony as she was filming for the show in Spain.