The topsy-turvey Emmy's 2019 has been...something and much to everyone's surprise, Game of Thrones won the award for outstanding drama.
Looks like the winning streak for 'Game of Thrones' is continuing as the hit HBO show took home the award for outstanding drama series at the 2019 Emmy Awards on Sunday. It was also the most nominated show with 32 nods and it beat out category competitors Better Call Saul, Bodyguard, Killing Eve, Ozark, Pose, Succession and This Is Us. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who created the show based on George R.R. Martin's book 'A Song of Ice and Fire', accepted the awards and was joined by Sophie Turner, Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, and others on stage. George R.R. Martin was also present in the ceremony to receive the final award for the show.
Apart from this, the cast has also appeared on stage together earlier in the night to commemorate the longstanding HBO fantasy series. During the acceptance speech, Benioff and Weiss praised the cast and crew because of their hard work and dedication while they were working on the final season.
Weiss said, "We want to thank all of our lovely and amazing cast. You guys, you make everything we write better. We love you and we’ve loved every minute that we’ve spent with all of you. Thank you to everyone at HBO. The hardest working crew… crews in show business. The dragons who shot for 70 nights straight in freezing Belfast rain, the wolves who shot all around the world. You are amazing, all of you, and it is amazing that all of you are still alive.”
Benioff added, "These last 10 years have been the best 10 years of our lives and for everyone who worked with us on it, I can’t believe we’ve finished it, I can’t believe we did it, we did it all together, and it’s over. And we shall never see your like again.” Earlier that night, actor Peter Dinklage won the award for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series. Other than that, Gwendoline Christie, whose portrayal of Brienne of Tarth earned her a nomination in the supporting actress in a drama series category, told PEOPLE in August that she appreciated how her character’s storyline came to a circle.
Christie added, "I love that Brienne elects to have this romantic moment with Jaime Lannister and that it’s her choice to have that. And, ultimately, what was my favorite point was that she gets the promotion that she’s always wanted. She is Lord Commander of the king’s guard. And how it ends is not about her relationship with a man, but about her fulfilling her destiny and her work. And that’s delighted me. That the woman goes back to work!”
Game of Thrones came to an end in May after eight seasons and right now, multiple prequel shows are in the work at HBO.