"Dominates," the Hollywood press is saying. Hey, cool, I will go with that.
GAME OF THRONES took home the Emmys for casting, for makeup (non-prosthetic), for makeup (prosthetic).
Also for production design, for costuming, and for sound mixing.
And for editing, for stunt coordination, and for special visual effects (that was the fifth consecutive win for our SFX guys)
I'd say "eight is enough, and nine is even better," but we also lost some... so instead I will just say congratulations to all our winners, and condolences to all our losers, and to all the other nominees as well. Hugo, Nebula, Oscar, or Emmy, it IS an honor just to be nominated.
With these nine wins, GAME OF THRONES has now taken home more Emmy Awards than any other drama in the entire history of television. That is a tribute to HBO, which truly has no rivals when it comes to production quality, and to David Benioff and Dan Weiss and the outrageously talented cast and crew they assembled to bring the Seven Kingdoms and their people to life. I have been thrilled to be a part of this.
And who knows? There are more Emmys Awards this weekend, so we may not be done making television history quite yet. Tune in on Sunday night to find out.