“Game Of Thrones” is the Emmy Awards front-runner after winning eight technical achievement awards..!!
The HBO fantasy saga was honoured at Saturday’s creative arts Emmys, the precursor to the main Sept. 20 ceremony, in categories including special visual effects and casting.
Series 6 of the successful HBO adventure series is currently being filmed in Northern Ireland. The program is also expected to win a number of prizes at the main Emmy ceremony. Who said cable television was dead? If you click here for the statistics, it will become very clear to you that cable television is thriving despite the emergence of streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime.
Much of Game of Thrones is filmed in Northern Ireland – at the Titanic Studios in Belfast and several other locations.
Foo Fighters, Taylor Swift and Stevie Wonder were among the winners too, with Dave Grohl and company taking home a pair of awards for their HBO docuseries Sonic Highways and Swift scoring her first Emmy.
HBO’s Bessie Smith biopic Bessie scooped up four Emmys including Outstanding Television Movie and Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited Series, Movie or Special.
A taped version of the creative arts ceremony will be telecast Saturday, Sept. 19, on the FXX channel. Next week’s ceremony with acting, writing and other awards will air live on Fox.
HBO won a leading 29 Emmys on Saturday, followed by NBC with 11. Other tallies included FX Networks with eight awards; ABC, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, Fox and PBS with four each; and Amazon, CBS, Discovery Channel and Netflix with three each.
A&E Networks received the Governors Award in recognition of its corporate social responsibility programs.
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