"Game of Thrones" won Outstanding Drama Series at the Emmy Awards on Sunday night and made Emmys history. While the HBO series has been nominated for the top prize every year, tonight marks its first win in the category.
Tracy Morgan made an emotional surprise appearance at the show and presented the award to co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, along with George R.R. Martin and the cast. The creators accepted the award for Season 5 and thanked HBO for "believing in dragons."
"Game of Thrones" bested "Mad Men," "Orange Is the New Black," "House of Cards," "Homeland" and "Better Call Saul" for the award.
The HBO show broke records by winning 12 total Emmys at the 67th annual awards and the Creative Arts Emmys combined, becoming the series with the most wins in a single year. The series previously swept the Creative Arts Emmys with eight wins, and earlier in the night Peter Dinklage won for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama, David Nutter won for Outstanding Directing for a Drama and Weiss and Benioff won for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.
That brings the full total wins for "Game of Thrones" to 26, tying it with other record holders "Hill Street Blues" and "The West Wing."
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