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Game of Thrones makes history at the Emmys

It was a big night for one HBO show at the 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

The drama series known for its gruesome deaths, strikingly handsome men and taboo relationships, Game of Thrones, made history when the show took home a record-breaking 12 awards from its 24 nominations.

The show, which aired its fifth season this year, debunked previous record holders The West Wing who racked up nine awards in 2000.

For the first time in its six years, the TV drama won the Best Drama Series award despite being up against some of television’s popular shows including Mad Men, Downtown Abbey and Orange is the New Black.

In addition to the big award, Game of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage bagged the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series award for the second time; director David Nutter took home Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, and writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss won Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.

These winnings made it a very special night for the HBO network.

Not only did HBO win best drama, the U.S. owned company also claimed Best Comedy Series for Veep and Best Miniseries for Olive Kitteridge, making it a hefty 43 awards in total.

You can read the full list winners HERE.

Stevee-Jayde Arkell
Stevee-Jayde is a young aspiring broadcaster who has recently relocated from the Hawke's Bay to Auckland to further her education. Stevee-Jayde has a love for all things media and is excited to explore the future of journalism and radio.
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