The HBO fantasy series has been the titleholder since it grabbed 12 golden ladies for Season 5 in 2015. Tonight, “GoT” tied that record when its eighth and final season hit 12 wins, 10 of which the show picked up at last week’s Creative Arts ceremony.
The record was broken thanks to wins for Peter Dinklage for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and the series overall for Outstanding Drama Series.
For the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, the Dan Weiss and David Benioff-created series received 32 nominations, the highest number of nods for any show in a single year since “NYPD Blue” got 26 nominations in 1994.
Among the 2019 nominations received by “Game of Thrones” was the coveted Outstanding Drama Series nod, as well as noms for leads Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke; supporting cast members Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Gwendoline Christie, Sophie Turner, Alfie Allen, Peter Dinklage and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau; and guest star Carice van Houten.
Season 8 also received three nominations in the Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series category and one for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.
See the complete list of 2019 Emmy winners here.
The 71st annual Emmy Awards are currently airing live on Fox.
More to come…