HBO’s record-setting fantasy epic Game of Thrones has just been crowned as the winner of the Outstanding Drama Series category at the 2018 Emmy Awards.
The show was up against some stiff competition that included some of the best that television has to offer. The list of nominees included The Handmaid’s Tale, Stanger Things, The Americans, This Is Us and Westworld.
Accepting the award were showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, producer Bernie Caulfield, author George R.R. Martin as well as an array of the show’s cast, including Peter Dinklage, Gwendoline Christie, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Isaac Hempstead-Wright and more.
“Writing for these actors behind us is the honor of a lifetime,” said series co-creator David Benioff. “A show is only as good as the people who make it, and we’re blessed and lucky to have the greatest cast, the greatest crew, the greatest producers,” continued co-creator D.B. Weiss.
The coveted drama prize went to “Game of Thrones,” which was ineligible for last year’s Emmys due to scheduling timelines. Peter Dinklage also took home the best supporting actor prize for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister.
Game of Thrones took home nine Emmys this year and the show, which returns in 2019 for an abbreviated eighth and final season has now won 47 awards overall.