HBO emerged dominant in the Emmy Awards 2015 this year with 43 awards – several of them from two veteran series, Game of Thrones and Veep.
Game of Thrones won Outstanding Drama Series for the first time, defeating other shows like Mad men and Better Call Saul, IGN wrote. The Season 5 finale, “Mother’s Mercy” has won the series two awards, best writing and directing in a drama series. Peter Dinklage received his second Emmy for best supporting actor for the show’s first season – the only win in a major category. The period drama wrapped up the night by bagging the Drama Series prize.
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Game of Thrones set a new record by winning a total of 12 Emmys and 8 at the Creative Arts Emmys this year.
Deadline reported that the series has beaten previous record-holder The West Wing with its nine awards, including Drama Series, recorded in 2000.
Meanwhile, Emmy host Andy Samberg paid a visit to “A Song of Ice and Fire” author George R.R. Martin to wish him happy birthday during a commercial break. The comedian jokingly announced that Martin told him that Jon Snow is alive – the much-hyped character from Game of Thrones.
Kit Harrington’s Jon Snow character was killed in the season 5 finale but fans are hopeful that Snow will be revived for the next season. Martin, Harrington and the producers of the HBO series have kept their plans for the character under wraps, according to International Business Times.
Maisie Williams, however, told TVLine that Jon Snow did not survive. “He’s dead. Sorry,” she added. “And the interview you’ve all read that thinks that Kit [Harington] spoiled it is fabricated.”
The actress also hinted that her character Arya Stark, Snow’s half-sister, “may be fighting blind” for the Season 6 in 2016.