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‘Game of Thrones’ Wins Emmy For Outstanding Drama Series

This marks the show's second consecutive win in this category.

Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen and Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones



The 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, took place on Sunday, September 18 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, and “Game of Thrones” picked up the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series, fulfilling the expectation that the fantasy drama would take home the top prize.

The HBO drama’s sixth season received 23 nominations, the most of any show this year. Last year, “Game of Thrones” won in this category, shattering the Emmy record of taking home more trophies in a single year than any other show.

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Also nominated in the Outstanding Drama Series category were “The Americans.” “Better Call Saul,” “Downton Abbey,” “Homeland,” “House of Cards” and “Mr. Robot.”

“Game of Thrones” also took home the Emmys for Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series, Outstanding Costumes for a Fantasy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, among others.

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The Primetime Emmy Awards celebrates the best in U.S. prime time television programming as chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

For a full list of winners, click here.

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