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Emmys 2018: Game of Thrones takes home Best Drama Series

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Sep 17, 2018

Westeros headed to Hollywood on Monday night with Game of Thrones picking up the big award at the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards celebrating the best in television.

Executive Producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss joined the cast from the seven realms on stage Monday night to accept the award for Best Drama Series to round out the show, after a disappointing night overall for genre TV.

The duo thanked George R.R. Martin for creating the slew of characters and the crews across their various shooting locations in addition to highlighting the hard work and dedication of producer Bernie Caulfield saying, "[Game of Thrones] is only as good as the people who make it.”

The show beat out other genre giants like Stranger Things, Westworld, and The Handmaid's Tale for the trophy. Earlier in the night, Peter Dinklage picked up the only other award for Game of Thrones for the night for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. The show led in nominations with 22 across all of the categories. Overall, HBO was only slightly behind Netflix in nominations with 108, although the two giants ended up tying when it came to wins for the night.

Since the final season is still months away and we have a long winter ahead of us, it was nice to see a Game of Thrones-related celebration that didn't end like the Red Wedding.

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