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Huge success for Game of Thrones at awards night

By Andrew Arthur

Game of Thrones was the big winner at the 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, taking home seven of the 15 awards it was nominated for.

The HBO drama filmed largely in Northern Ireland won Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score) for the episode The Dragon And The Wolf.

It also won:

• Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Limited Series Or Movie.

• Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes for the episode Beyond The Wall.

• Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Period Or Fantasy Program (One Hour Or More) for the episode Dragonstone.

• Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (one hour).

Some category winners have yet to be announced.

The Creative Arts Emmys are presented in recognition of technical and other similar achievements in American television programming.

It was a landmark night for diversity with black actors winning all four awards for TV series guest performances for the first time.

US comedian Tiffany Haddish was honoured for her turn hosting Saturday Night Live while fellow comic Katt Williams scooped the guest comedy actor award for his appearance in comedy series Atlanta.

In the equivalent drama series categories Samira Wiley won for The Handmaid's Tale and Ron Cephas Jones was also recognised for This Is Us.

The Assassination Of Gianni Versace won four prizes while The Crown, The Handmaid's Tale and The Marvellous Mrs Maisel each won three. The main Emmy awards ceremony takes place on September 17.

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