Game of Thrones wins big at Creative Arts Emmys

HBO won 29 trophies at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles Saturday.


FX Networks was next with eight awards, while ABC, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, Fox and PBS took four.

The hit HBO series took home the award for Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series, beating out stiff competition from other major dramas Mad Men, Orange is the New Black, Downton Abbey and House of Cards.

Two years after the Creative Arts Emmys welcomed Netflix and Starz to the Emmy field with their first wins, it was Amazon and WGN America’s turn tonight.

Game Of Thrones not only got awards for straightforward stuff like production design, visual effects, and casting, it also nabbed Emmys for its high-quality stunt coordination, sound mixing, sound editing, “single-camera picture editing”, and non-prosthetic makeup. both won and lost in the Outstanding Short-Form Live-Action Entertainment category, where its Zach Galafinakis-hosted interview parody “Between Two Ferns” beat out its quirky game show “Billy On The Street”, hosted by Billy Eichner (star of Hulu’s “Difficult People”).

Among the previously announced honors was the 2015 Governors Award, which was bestowed upon A+E Networks for their corporate social responsibility programs.

– Unstructured reality program: “Deadliest Catch”, Discovery Channel. The Netflix original series also won for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score.) The Leonardo DiCaprio-produced documentary Virunga also won for Outstanding Cinematography for Nonfiction Programming.

The other nominees are Cat Deeley (“So You Think You Can Dance”) and Anthony Bourdain (“The Taste”).


NBC landed the second-most wins with 11, four of them for the “Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special“, while FX took 8, including five wins for “American Horror Story: Freak Show“.

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