Game of Thrones wins six Emmy awards!
By Winter Is Coming on in Awards.

Emmy AwardsTonight the Academy held the Creative Arts Emmys, which gave awards out in various technical categories. Game of Thrones walked away with six statues! This already tops their haul last year of two total wins, and the main ceremony is still to come, where Thrones is up for outstanding drama series and outstanding supporting actor in a drama series.

Tonight’s wins came in the following categories: outstanding makeup (non-prosthetic), outstanding costumes, outstanding art direction, outstanding visual effects, outstanding sound editing and outstanding sound mixing. This was easily the most awards won by one program.

An edited two-hour version of the Creative Arts ceremony will air on Sept. 22 at 8 PM ET on Reelz Channel. The main ceremony airs on Sept. 23 at 7 PM ET on ABC.

Winter Is Coming: Wow. Six Emmys! That is hugely impressive. Congrats to all the hardworking crew who were recognized tonight. You all deserve it. Time to clear off some shelf space at the Paint Hall!


80 Comments

  1. Andrew
    Posted September 15, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Permalink

    Congrats to the entire crew of Game of Thrones, a very well deserved collection of awards. Now, off to the other Emmy’s!

  2. WompWomp
    Posted September 15, 2012 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    What a haul! This series accomplishes so much on so many levels, but here’s to show its success hinges on the sum of many creative decisions. :]

  3. Caro H
    Posted September 15, 2012 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations!! the show and everyone in it clearly deseved it!

  4. Andrew Eng
    Posted September 15, 2012 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

    Even if GoT doesn’t win series next week, it will still rank among the most wins for any program. And Dinklage has a good shot to repeat his win.

  5. Jambo
    Posted September 15, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Permalink

    Kick ass

  6. KG
    Posted September 15, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

    Very nice, and all well-deserved!

  7. Nerd
    Posted September 15, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    I wonder if they will have P-Dinks or anyone else from the cast present an award next Sunday. That would be awesome! I would even settle for a red carpet interview.

    Im guessing certain members of the cast wont be able to make it due to filming of season 3. Does anyone know who/what/where they are filming next week? Or have any actors confirmed they are attending the ceremony?

  8. Pastor_of_Muppets
    Posted September 15, 2012 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

    Hell yeah! Well-deserved wins, and I’d imagine we can expect one more when Dinklage brings home the award for the second time (I don’t think there’s much of a shot at the series win… This year, anyway…). Aaron Paul and Giancarlo Esposito were excellent in the fourth season of Breaking Bad, but Peter definitely is the (deserved) front-runner in the Supporting Actor category.

  9. Tereeza777
    Posted September 15, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

    All the hard work is paying off – Congratulations!

  10. Lazlo Woodbine
    Posted September 15, 2012 at 11:42 pm | Permalink

    Well done to all the crew involved! GOT really does have amazing production values. We’re so lucky to have so much effort go in to our favourite series.

  11. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted September 15, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations to the Game of Thrones creative team! A woman is so happy for you all! Go P-Dinks for a repeat on the Best Supporting!

  12. Omar Brown
    Posted September 15, 2012 at 11:48 pm | Permalink

    Wonderful and So great for them. But let’s see the Emmy’s recognize more than just the technical marvel this show is!

  13. Rygar
    Posted September 15, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Permalink

    Supercalifragilousiexpialadocious.

  14. 3eyes
    Posted September 15, 2012 at 11:51 pm | Permalink

    How satisfying that all that awesomeness is acknowledged – big up to the tech crew!

  15. Zack
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 12:18 am | Permalink

    Well deserved Emmys they are indeed.

    Congratulations to the crew for the acknowledgement of your wonderful efforts :)

  16. tysnow
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 1:31 am | Permalink

    Congratulations to the entire production crew and cast, the Emmy’s (all six of them) are richly deserved.

    Nina, you deserve a nod for best casting, but I guess your peers understand that since each season has a tremendous revolving door of roles, they are awaiting the climax before awarding yours, much like SAG and Oscar did for LOTR. But I hope this isn’t the case.

  17. sjwenings
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 2:25 am | Permalink

    Great stuff! s2 looked and sounded wonderful to be sure! A project such as this is so unique and complex, and so deserving of this recognition when they actually manage to get it right.

    I still don’t dare hope for a best drama-win – thats really for next year… But PD might have a shot – he WAS even better this year. That said, Aaron Paul and Giancarlo Esposito are sooo good too. I think I’d bet on GE taking it home, but can’t not root for Peter.

  18. The Rabbit
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 2:25 am | Permalink

    Great news for Sunday morning!

    Congratulations for the GOT crew!

  19. Tar Kidho
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 2:37 am | Permalink

    Fantastic!!! Last year I thought they should have received a few more of these technical ones, so it’s good to see that with the growing recognition of the series the top-class production team was rewarded this time around! (except for Nina who got snubbed again)

    Now lets cross all our fingers for a second one for Dinklage and, especially, the Big One that is outstanding drama series!

  20. Joshua Taylor
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 2:43 am | Permalink

    Rygar,

    Mmmm I see what you did there…

  21. MARTA(BCN)
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 2:46 am | Permalink

    Congratulations to all crew!!!!

  22. loco73
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 3:23 am | Permalink

    Congrats! Well deserved!

  23. WildSeed
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 3:35 am | Permalink

    Rygar:
    Supercalifragilousiexpialadocious.

    Ser Rygar , ” Kindly do not attempt to cloud the issue with facts “

  24. WildSeed
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 3:48 am | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor:
    Rygar,

    Mmmm I see what you did there…

    Ser Joshua , ” Why do you always complicate things that are really quite simple ? ”

    Game of Thrones is ….” cream of the crop, tip of the top . “

  25. blackbird7309
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 4:02 am | Permalink

    Congratulations!!

  26. WildSeed
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 4:03 am | Permalink

    Strong recognition from peers for the many creative works of Game of Thrones, is an
    honour indeed and well deserved. There is room for more accolades and rewards
    ( and I am not being biased ) in the acting categories. Even if the trophy count
    end here, the remaining seasons will astound them all. Get ready for a sweep in
    season three and four. I hope they had a smashing time in Season Two.

    ” In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun . You find the fun…then
    it’s done “

  27. Johan Sporre
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 4:18 am | Permalink

    As good as the first season’s production values were, the second season’s were even better. So very well deserved wins!

    Homeland won best casting. They sure got a few gems right, but the sheer volume of great casting for GoT should give an award.

  28. Macha
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 4:39 am | Permalink

    I think this calls for a round of Arbor Gold. Congratulations to the entire production crew, no one deserved it more!

  29. WildSeed
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 4:52 am | Permalink

    Rygar:
    Supercalifragilousiexpialadocious.

    ” You know you can sing it backwards which is dociousaliexplisticfragicalirupus , but
    that’s going a bit too far, don’t you think ? “

  30. Damryn of Dorne
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 5:13 am | Permalink

    Nice! Congratz to the whole crew and cast! :) Very well deserved!

  31. James
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    It’s offical: Nina Gold and the casting team in general is the most overlooked member/team of Game of Throne’s success (although fans know better). Biggest and best cast on TV bar none and she keeps getting passed up, it’s a shame.

  32. Rygar
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    Indubitably.

    WildSeed: ” You know you can sing it backwards which is dociousaliexplisticfragicalirupus , but
    that’s going a bit too far, don’t you think ? ”

  33. spannycat
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    I thought Boardwalk won the most Emmys

  34. MetalgoddessAMB
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/tv/games-of-thrones-tops-creative-arts-emmy-awards-honors-to-bates-fallon-davies-plimpton/2012/09/15/78fe7b3a-ffae-11e1-98c6-ec0a0a93f8eb_story.html?tid=pm_entertainment_pop

    LOS ANGELES — The fantasy series “Game of Thrones” was the big winner Saturday at the creative arts Emmy Awards.

    The HBO saga received a leading six trophies at the ceremony that recognizes technical and other achievements. Best special visual effects and best costumes for a series were among the trophies claimed by “Game of Thrones.”

  35. darquemode
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    Well deserved wins!

    It could be very difficult indeed to win in the major categories during the Primetime Emmy Awards, so it’s nice that Thrones got 6 from the Creative Arts Emmys.

  36. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    Can there be any doubt that this is the best production to ever hit television ever?

  37. Ours is the Fury
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 11:15 am | Permalink

    spannycat,

    Boardwalk Empire won three CAAs last night, according to the official Emmys twitter feed. They won for Cinematography Single Camera Series , for Special Visual Effects in Supporting Role and they shared the Emmy for Art Direction Single Camera Series with GoT.

  38. Maegor The Cruel
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    That’s great, I’m really happy that the crew is getting the recognition that they deserve. And as some of you have mentioned, I’m sure the casting team will get their due. They are one of the best aspects of this production. Though I will say that one of my biggest concerns with the effects is how Dany’s dragons are going to look as they get bigger. And they haven’t even named the dragons on the show yet, have they?

  39. Mimsy
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    Big congrats to GOT team! They must be so excited and proud. They’ve really done a beautiful job bringing the series to life.

  40. Lex
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    This is awesome news! (They got robbed in the technical Emmy’s last year. I couldn’t believe Boardwalk Empire beat them for visual effects)…

    BUT… did Nina Gold get robbed again? I demand an Emmy for CASTING!

  41. Dave Brownell
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Permalink

    SAT: GOT LAUGHS?!?!?! :(:(:(:(:(:(:(

  42. Jack
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    Lex,

    Boardwalk Empire won because almost the entire boardwalk is CGI. But you wouldn’t know that because it’s so seamlessly done. They film in some backlot in Brooklyn.

  43. Jack
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Aegon the Conqueror,

    Yes, because it’s not. Watch more tv if you think that.

  44. oracle86
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    Are we expecting a teaser tonight?

  45. Ours is the Fury
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    oracle86,

    There was a tiny teaser on last year’s BE premiere, so we are hopeful there will be something similar tonight.

  46. oracle86
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    Ours is the Fury:
    oracle86,

    There was a tiny teaser on last year’s BE premiere, so we are hopeful there will be something similar tonight.

    Thanks!

  47. Pastor_of_Muppets
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Permalink
  48. Al Swearengen
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    That’s fantastic news.

    I don’t hold much hope for the main Emmy’s but this great news none the less.

  49. lovesduncan
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

    Congrats to the crew! We know how talented these people are. Nice to see it acknowledged by the industry.

    I have no doubt that Nina Gold will win a Emmy for GOT before too long. And I still hold out hope for a Best Drama Series win in the coming years.

  50. Black as Snow
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations! Hard-earned recognition for those who work so hard in post-production to make GoT the most amazing show on television.

  51. Aegon the Conqueror
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    Black as Snow,

    Good you finally stopped lurking.

  52. m3shwerks
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    Lex,

    Agreed! Congrats to the rest of the GoT crew.

  53. Lex
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    Pastor_of_Muppets:
    Lex,

    http://vimeo.com/18275127

    http://vimeo.com/34678075

    I’ve seen those before. I still think GOT’s effects are more impressive.

  54. Ghost of Harrenhal
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 8:23 pm | Permalink

    congrats to the crew hopefully nina gold will win for best casting in the coming years

  55. Crozier
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    Hey, just wanted to point out, the new GoT Parody for Season 2 Episode 10 (part 1) is out!
    Got some brilliant parts if you ask me! ;)

  56. Alan
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 10:58 pm | Permalink

    The Sopranos won 21 Emmys from my count (though 18 were Acting/Writing/Directing/Show of the Year).

    Which means that Game of Thrones, at 8 so far with Season 2 not quite done in terms of Emmys, is well on its way.

    (Yes, yes, I realize no one counts costumes as important as the best show or whatever, but it won’t keep HBO from touting Game of Thrones as an 8-time Emmy Winner next Spring!).

  57. tysnow
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

    epic the wonderful,

    Whoa there epic, are you saying because GoT won 6 Emmy’s, it is evidence of their worthlessness.

  58. Joshua Taylor
    Posted September 16, 2012 at 11:42 pm | Permalink

    tysnow,

    I wouldn’t worry what epic has to say as his comment will be deleted shortly.

  59. hinka
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 6:11 am | Permalink

    Ours is the Fury:
    oracle86,

    There was a tiny teaser on last year’s BE premiere, so we are hopeful there will be something similar tonight.

    So i guess, no teaser?

  60. Tír Airgid
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 6:59 am | Permalink

    Felicitaciones on the much deserved awards. Hats off to everyone involved.

  61. the other guy
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 7:16 am | Permalink

    No teaser yet ? Oh well, guess we’ll have to wait some more :(

  62. Delta1212
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    Awesome. I’m glad GoT picked up so many before the main event, since it’s odds of winning any of those is… poor.

    Don’t get me wrong, I love the show and I love Dinklage, but either Breaking Bad or Mad Men (probably Mad Men as usual) is going to get Best Drama, and as much as Dinklage gets a boost from last year’s win, this time he has both Aaron Paul and Giancarlo Esposito in the mix. That’s significantly tougher competition than last year, and I think that Emmy voters are going to be more likely to go with one of them.

  63. Peter
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations!!

  64. Balerion
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    We need Emmy’s for acting

  65. Hirondelle
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations, GoT Creative Arts Teams! You lot deserve every last one of those awards and then some. It is known.

    So, last night a friend says to me “I don’t get why Game of Thrones is even nominated – it’s just glossy trash like Spartacus.” I gasped, made an exhausted *ugh* sound and shook my head sadly, before saying with a shrug and a smile “It’s a free country.” What would you guys have replied? (btw, I did watch the first Season of Spartacus, found it entertainingly camp, but a little too “rich” for my taste, if you know what I mean)

  66. Pastor_of_Muppets
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    GoT also won four Portal Awards for best television series, two acting awards for Maise Williams (Best Supporting Actress & Best Young Actor), and another acting award for Lena Heady (Best Actress). So I guess another congratulations is in order.

  67. Joshua Taylor
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Permalink

    Hirondelle,

    My response would be “would i watch or be interested in something if it was trashy? Of course not.”

    I don’t understand why people cannot accept the fact that someone may see something in a tv series/book/movie that they do not.

    I would tell him his Spartacus example is ridiculous.

  68. Joshua Taylor
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Permalink

    Delta1212,

    Emmys are notorious to have two nominations for the same show in the same category cancel the other out as well…

  69. dizzy_34
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Permalink

    Hirondelle,

    I’m late to the Spartacus party but plowing through the second season and I got to say there’s a reason I still keep watching it. But it’s on an understandable second tier to Game of Thrones for sure. I just watched the episode our (former?) Mountain is in. I do hope he comes back for next season’s fight with the Red Viper. He will be the king of epic endings to fights then. By the way, (down the road casting) Oenomaus for Moqorro.

  70. the waif
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    congrats to all the team

  71. Matt
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 6:20 pm | Permalink

    Bah, Creative Emmys are like the special Olympics: everyone is happy that they exist and that these people are awarded for their effort, but at the end of the day they are a niche award and mean jack to the average person.

    GOT needs to A) win both it’s 2 categories and B) get nominated for MORE next year. Esp ACTING, WRITING & DIRECTING awards. *That* is where the bragging rights are.

  72. tysnow
    Posted September 17, 2012 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    I am shocked at the lack of Congrats posts here, considering the number of regulars. I guess many GoT fans like other shows more, but still since they are fans of the series, shouldn’t they be congratulating the winners.

  73. Hear Me Roar
    Posted September 18, 2012 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    Dave Brownell,

    Sorry Dave, more next week.
    With the Emmy and other wins, fans need less cheering up :P

  74. Zack
    Posted September 18, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    I’m hoping for another Aaron Paul Emmy (he is the heart and soul of his show IMO) and don’t really expect the show to win the other things it’s up for (next year’s another story) so I agree with tysnow. This could be the pinnacle for our show for the year. Let’s give them their due praise :)

  75. Ours is the Fury
    Posted September 18, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    tysnow,

    That’s a leap of logic. Maybe some people don’t see the point in congratulating Emmy winners in the comments section of a fansite that they’re unlikely to be visiting. To each their own, dude.

  76. Delta1212
    Posted September 18, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    Though that had occurred to me, yes.

  77. Joshua Taylor
    Posted September 21, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Permalink

    I’m amazed that Epic’s comments are still here? Are you back Epic?

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