Game of Thrones sweeps Creative Arts Emmys with 10 awards
The team from 'Game of Thrones' poses with their awards for outstanding special visual effects during the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California, USA, Sept. 15, 2019. EFE-EPA/NINA PROMMER
The team from 'Chernobyl' poses with their awards for outstanding special visual effects in a supporting role during the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, USA, Sept. 15, 2019. EFE-EPA/NINA PROMMER
Tim Porter poses with the Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series Award for 'Game of Thrones' during the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, USA, Sept. 15, 2019. EFE-EPA/NINA PROMMER
Los Angeles, USA, Sep 15 (efe-epa).- 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." EFE-EPA