Out of countless winners at the 2015 Emmy Awards on Sunday night, there is no denying that “Game of Thrones” came out on top. The HBO series, based off of author George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice And Fire” books, took home a record-breaking 12 statues last night. Series co-creator David Benioff was in the press room after the big win to talk about the show’s successful sweep.
“They said you could win with Dragons,” Benioff joked with the crowd before getting serious.
“We knew -- that no matter how well the show turned out -- we knew that there would be some resistance at first to the idea that a show set in this genre – as opposed to a genre like a crime drama or western, what have you – would be a serious drama, would be worthy of the same kind of attention as those other dramas. We knew it would take a while. We hoped we did our jobs and we were fortunate to be blessed with the cast and crew that we were indeed blessed with.”
Nominated for 24 awards total, “Game of Thrones” won in the following categories: Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series (David Benioff, D.B. Weiss), Outstanding Directing in a Drama (David Nutter), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama (Peter Dinklage) and Outstanding Drama Series.
At the Creative Emmys the HBO Series also picked up statues for the following categories: Outstanding Make-Up for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic), Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Production Design for Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More), Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Scripted Series, Outstanding Special Visual Effects, Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series and Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series.
"Game of Thrones" Season 6 premieres in 2016 on HBO.