‘Game of Thrones’ wins big at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards

The HBO show took home eight of the nearly eighty awards presented last night

HBO received a total of 29 awards at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards last night (September 12).

The awards, which feature nearly eighty categories, celebrate technical achievement in American television programming.

Big winners included Game of Thrones, which took eight awards, while Queen Latifah’s TV movie about Bessie Smith, the American blues singer, took four including Outstanding TV Movie.

The next biggest network after HBO was NBC, which took 11 awards, including two for ‘Saturday Night Live’ and four for its 40th anniversary special.

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Among the other winners were Foo Fighters, who won two awards for their documentary series ‘Sonic Highways’, beating ‘Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck’ in both categories.

The series followed Dave Grohl and his band as they recorded their eighth studio album across eight different cities in America.

It won awards for ‘Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming (Single Or Multi-Camera)’ and ‘Outstanding Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)’.

It had also been nominated for a further two categories – ‘Oustanding Informational Series or Special’ and ‘Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming’.