`Game of Thrones` shatters Emmy record with `best drama` win

Washington D.C, Sept 21: HBO’s fantasy hit ‘Game of Thrones’ has shattered an all-time Emmy Awards record with its ‘Outstanding Drama Series’ win.

The TV series now holds the record for most Emmy wins in a single year with 12 awards, including the show’s wins at the Creative Arts Emmys, which were held last weekend.

Snagging the 2015 best-directing, best-writing, best-supporting-actor and best drama series Emmy Awards, the drama made Emmy history, beating out departing sentimental favorite ‘Mad Men.’

The show, which was competing against “House of Cards” and ‘Orange is the New Black,’ AMC’s ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Better Call Saul,’ Showtime’s ‘Homeland” and PBS’ ‘Downton Abbey,’ for outstanding drama series title, racked up an impressive 24 nominations and gathered steam with an equally impressive 8 wins at the Creative Arts Emmys last week.

Some of the categories, for which the show based on the books by George R.R. Martin gained nods, were outstanding drama series, best supporting actor- Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister, and best supporting actress- Lena Heady, who portrays Cersei Lannister, and Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen.