2018 Emmy Awards: ‘Game of Thrones’ Wins Best Drama Emmy For The Third Time In Four Years.
The 2018 Emmy Awards have been concluded. The dragons and people of Westeros held off the strong and mighty Netflix as Game of Thrones stormed the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday night, taking home the spoils and awards for best drama Emmy. This year’s award is the third time in four years that HBO’s GOT wins the awards while defeating last year’s winner The Handmaid’s Tale. Although HBO’s sprawling fantasy closed out its seventh season 13 months ago, Emmy voters haven’t forgotten and showered it with awards. HBO and Netflix tied for the total number of Emmys won, with 23 awards each, including the statuettes given out Monday and at the Creative Emmy Awards on September 8th. Game of Thrones had the biggest haul overall, with nine awards, just ahead of Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and NBC’s enduring sketch series Saturday Night Live, which won eight apiece.
For Netflix, the 2018 Emmys represented a triumph. But the result came as a relief to HBO, which can now say it has technically finished in first place among all broadcast and cable networks for 17 years running. Some other winners in acting category are Henry Winkler (Barry), Bill Hader (Barry), Thandie Newton (Westworld) and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones).
In his acceptance speech, Dinklage called out the show’s creators, David Benioff and Dan Weiss, saying: “Thank you, Dave and Dan, for changing my life. I cannot walk down the street anymore.”