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Historic night for Game of Thrones at the Emmys

By David Mercer

Published 20/09/2016

Game of Thrones actors Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner and Kit Harington at the Emmys. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Game of Thrones actors Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner and Kit Harington at the Emmys. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Game of Thrones writer/producers David Benioff and DB Weiss (centre) with crew accept the award for Outstanding Drama Series. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner show off matching tattoos they got in Belfast

Game Of Thrones has toasted a record-breaking night at the Emmys.

The show, which is filmed in Northern Ireland and based on George RR Martin's novels, has now scooped 38 Emmys, beating Frasier's record of 37 to become the most-awarded narrative show in Emmy history.

The Sky Atlantic fantasy was named best drama series and picked up gongs for outstanding writing and directing at the event in Los Angeles, although there was disappointment for British heartthrob Kit Harington.

Two of the show's younger stars used the Emmys to show off their new tattoos.

Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams - who play sisters Sansa and Arya Stark - emerged from a tattoo parlour in Belfast with the date 07.08.09. inked on their arms.

That's the date they were cast for the show, which is notorious for killing off its leading cast members.

"We don't know if we're going to make it, so Maisie and I were like, 'Let's get these ones before anyone kills us'," Turner said.

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