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Game of Thrones, Outstanding Drama Winner

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Sep 17, 2018, 8:00 PM ET
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Congratulations to Game of Thrones, winner of the Primetime Emmys' Outstanding Drama for the third time! The show's seventh season took home nine awards this year, including another trophy for Outstanding Supporting Actor Peter Dinklage. (All three Lannisters were nominated this year, but Dinklage is the lone actor from the show to ever win an Emmy... and he's done it three times now!)

We don't know yet whether Game of Thrones will return in time to be eligible for next year's Emmys, but whenever the show is next up for the awards, it's a good bet that it will be the heavy favorite to win again. Congrats once more to the cast and crew!

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Original post: The last episode of Game of Thrones aired in August 2017, and the next new episode won't air until we're well into 2019. So naturally, tonight, the Emmy Awards may very well recognize Game of Thrones as the best show in 2018. Go figure.

Odd eligibility rules aside, Game of Thrones stands a good chance to rack up a few more awards in its already record-setting run. To date, the show has won 45 Emmys, including seven that were announced during last week's Creative Arts Emmys ceremony: Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes; Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy; Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series; Outstanding Music for a Series; Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Series; Outstanding Special Visual Effects; and Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series. No other drama has more Emmys than Game of Thrones' 45, and only Saturday Night Live has more Emmys (with 54).

Tonight we'll see if Game of Thrones can add to its total with wins in the major awards that have yet to be announced:

  • Outstanding Drama Series
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
    • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
    • Peter Dinklage
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
    • Lena Headey
  • Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
    • Alan Taylor ("Beyond the Wall")
    • Jeremy Podeswa ("The Dragon and the Wolf")
  • Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
    • David Benioff and D. B. Weiss ("The Dragon and the Wolf")

The race for best drama is of course the one to watch, but it has an added twist this year. Game of Thrones won the big award in 2015 and 2016 for its fifth and sixth seasons. Last year (with Game of Thrones ineligible for any awards), The Handmaid's Tale was the big winner. So the Emmys this year have two shows attempting to defend their titles as Outstanding Drama for their respective runs. Which show will prevail? Will Game of Thrones come away with any other awards? Feel free to use this thread to discuss the winners, the snubs, the ceremony itself, or TV in general.

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