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Led by Game of Thrones, HBO Claims 16 Statues at Creative Arts Emmy Awards

By Charlie Harwood on Sep 15, 2012 to HBO News

The Creative Arts Emmy Awards, which recognizes TV’s top talent in technical aspects, wrapped up tonight with HBO receiving a total of 16 statues. While HBO did amazing overall, the big winner of the night was Game of Thrones with 6 wins. This amount already tops the show’s total wins of 2 last year, and the BIG ceremony isn’t until next week. Given how well the show did tonight, I would expect a few more statues being handed out next Sunday as well.

This is big-time news for Game of Thrones and further exemplifies how massive this show will inevitably become. Not only has it received raving reviews from fans and critics, but now it is being smothered with honors from television’s most prestigious award show. Could this be a trend moving forward? Will ‘Thrones become an Emmy juggernaut like The Sopranos was? I’d bet on it! This year it looks like HBO will have another strong performance at the Emmy’s, and surely there are more statues to be won, including Game of Thrones.

Congrats Game of Thrones team, and good luck bringing home more statues next Sunday night!!

Here is a list of the awards that the outstanding technical crew of Game of Thrones took home tonight:

  • Award for Special Visual Effects
  • Award for Sound Mixing for Comedy or Drama Series
  • Award for Art Direction Single Camera Series (Tied with Boardwalk Empire)
  • Award for Outstanding Makeup for a Single Camera Series – Non-Prosthetic
  • Award for Sound Editing for a Series
  • Award for Outstanding Costumes for a Series

In addition to Game of Thrones, here is a list of the other HBO programs that won awards:

HBO Original Series

Boardwalk Empire

  • Award for Art Direction Single Camera Series (tied with Game of Thrones)
  • Award for Special Visual Effects in Supporting Role
  • Award for Cinematography Single Camera Series

Curb Your Enthusiasm

  • Award for Single Camera Picture Editing Comedy Series


  • Award for Casting – Comedy Series

HBO Movies/Specials

Game Change

  • Award for Casting – Movie/Mini Series/Special

Hemingway and Gellhorn

  • Award for Music Composition for Movie/Mini Series
  • Awards for Sound Editing for Movie/Mini Series/Special

Martin Scorcese’s George Harrison

  • Award for Directing Non-Fiction Programming
  • Award for Non-Fiction Special

A two-hour edited version of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards will air at 8 PM ET the night before the main ceremony on Reelz Channel. The Primetime Emmy Awards air on ABC next Sunday, Sept. 23. Be sure to watch and root for your favorite HBO show to take home a statue!

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