The night is dark and full of shiny Emmy trophies.
'Game of Thrones', the hit HBO drama based on George RR Martin's bestselling fantasy novels, has become the proud owner of a record-breaking number of Emmy statuettes. The drama picked up nine awards at this weekend's Creative Arts Emmys, bringing the show's running total to 35.
'The West Wing' and 'Hill Street Blues' previously held the record for the most-decorated TV drama with 26 Emmys each.
'Game of Thrones' won awards for visual effects, editing, sound mixing, makeup, casting, costume, stunt coordination and production design.
It's likely this total will get even higher this week when the sixty-eighth Emmy Awards take place on September 18, as the show is also nominated for outstanding drama, directing, writing and a number of acting awards. We could even see the fantasy series beat sitcom 'Frasier' to become the most-awarded scripted show in Emmy history.
Awards (and winter) are coming.
'Game of Thrones' will return to Sky Atlantic in 2017.