HBO’s epic fantasy series Game of Thrones was the big winner at Saturday night’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards, a non-televised precursor to the Emmy Awards itself, being held next Sunday.
Game won six trophies at the ceremony, which recognizes technical and other achivements. The show won awards that honored best special visual effects and best costumes.
The show also awarded four TV series’ guest stars, including Kathy Bates for CBS’ Two and a Half Men and Jimmy Fallon for hosting Saturday Night Live.
Bates, who is recovering from a double mastectomy to treat breast cancer that was discovered earlier this summer, didn’t attend Saturday night’s awards. She is up for another award as best drama actress for Harry’s Law at the prime-time Emmy Awards ceremony on Sept. 23.
Drama guest star awards went to Jeremy Davies for his appearance on FX’s Justified and to Martha Plimpton for a guest role on CBS’ The Good Wife.
Several other programs won multiple awards, including Discovery Channel’s Frozen Planet, Great Expectations on PBS’ “Masterpiece” showcase and Saturday Night Live, each of which nabbed four Emmys.
History’s Hatfields & McCoys, HBO’s Boardwalk Empire and the 65th annual Tony Awards on CBS each won three awards.
Overall, HBO lead with 17 creative arts Emmys, followed by CBS with 13 and PBS with 11. Discovery got six, NBC won five and ABC and the Cartoon Network won four each, while Fox won two.