“Game of Thrones” picked up six Primetime Emmys ahead of Sunday’s main event, all honoring seven episodes, as the HBO series gears up for what it hopes to be a big night on Sept. 23.
The creative Emmys are typically handed out a week before the live televised event, and it was “Game of Thrones” leading the way.
The series won for Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series for the episode “The Old Gods and the New,” honoring the work of Paul Engelen and Melissa Lackersteen. It also took the top prize for Outstanding Costumes for a Series for the episode “The Prince of Winterfell,” giving statues to Michele Clapton, Alexander Fordham and Chloe Aubry.
Other awards including Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series, which it shared with fellow HBO series “Boardwalk Empire,” for the episodes “Garden of Bones, “The Ghost of Harrenhal” and “A Man Without Honor,” awarding Gemma Jackson, Frank Walsh and Tina Jones. Also, Outstanding Special Visual Effects for the episode “Valar Morghulis” honoring Rainer Gombos, Juri Stanossek, Sven Martin, Steve Kullback, Jan Fiedler, Chris Stenner, Tobias Mannewitz, Thilo Ewers and Adam Chazen.
Finally, “Game of Thrones” won for both Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour) and Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series for the episode “Blackwater.” This recognized Matthew Waters, Annul Blank, Ronan Hill, Mervyn Moore, Peter Brown, Kira Roessler, Tim Hands, Paul Aulicino, Stephen P. Robinson, Vanessa Lapato, Brett Voss, James Moriana, Jeffrey Wilhoit and David Klotz.
“Game of Thrones” was nominated for 11 Emmys this year, and still has two more awards up for grabs Sept. 23 as Peter Dinklage vies for his second Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and the show itself is up for Outstanding Drama Series against continual winner “Mad Men” and others.
In all, the HBO series has been nominated for 24 awards over the past two seasons, winning eight.
“American Horror Story” scored its first Emmy win Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries or Movie, honoring the work of Monte C. Haught, Samantha Wade, Melanie Verkins, Natalie Driscoll and Michelle Ceglia.
The FX series from is up for 17 total Emmy nominations, and still has several that are still under consideration leading into Sunday’s live broadcast in the miniseries or movie category. That includes Connie Britton for Outstanding Lead Actress, Denis O’Hare for Outstanding Supporting Actor, both Frances Conroy and Jessica Lange for Outstanding Supporting Actress, and the series itself for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie.
The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be handed out Sept. 23 beginning at 7 p.m. ET on ABC.