Game of Thrones wins nine Creative Arts Emmys, breaks record


The Creative Arts Emmys were held last night. With so many awards to give out for “Television’s Biggest Night” and only a few hours of TV time dedicated to it next Sunday, a separate Creative Arts Emmys, held the week before, and televised in condensed fashion the night before the “Primetime Emmys,” was the solution to make sure that everyone gets their turn at the podium. These awards are for all the stuff that TV audiences take for granted most of the time: Lighting, Sound, Costumes, Make Up, Stunt Work, etc. This show honors the processes that go into how your television sausage gets made.

Even though we’ve talked about Game of Thrones doing extremely well at the Primetime Emmys last year, the fact is, even in years the show hasn’t taken home a single statue during the live televised broadcast, it always does extremely well during the Creative Arts Emmys. Last year, the show won enough Emmys to make it one of the most decorated drama in history, alongside Hill Street Blues and The West Wing. With its new wins, it’s become the most decorated drama in Emmy history. All it needed was a single win.

LOS ANGELES, CA – SEPTEMBER 10: Costume designer Michele Clapton attends the 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Being Game of Thrones, of course, it overachieved, and took home no less than nine awards. That brings their haul over the lifespan of the show to 35 and counting. According to the Emmy website, those wins are:

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series

Outstanding Makeup (Non-Prosthetic) for a Single Camera Series: “Battle of the Bastards”

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special: “The Door”

Outstanding Costumes for a Period/Fantasy Series, Limited Series or Movie: “The Winds of Winter.” Michele Clapton, costume designer.

Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Fantasy Program: “Blood of My Blood”, “The Broken Man,” “No One”

Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series or Movie: Game of Thrones. Rowley Irlam, Stunt coordinator

Outstanding Special Visual Effects: “Battle of the Bastards”

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series: “Battle of the Bastards,” Tim Porter, ACE, Editor

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour): “Battle of the Bastards”

It wasn’t a complete sweep. The show was nominated for four other categories, including Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Max von Sydow as the Three-Eyed Raven), Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (“Home”), Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series (“The Door”) and Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series (also for “The Door”).

We look forward to seeing those wins on the 17th, and how many of the rest of the Emmy nominations they can take home during the Primetime Emmys next Sunday.

The Creative Arts Emmys airs September 17, at 8:00PM on FXX. The Primetime Emmys air September 18th at 8pm on ABC.