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Game of Thrones makes Emmy history, trouncing record set by The West Wing in 2000

Published 21/09/2015 | 07:36

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The cast of HBO's "Game of Thrones" poses backstage with their award for Outstanding Drama Series during the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California September 20, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Blake
Emilia Clarke in Game of Thrones as Daenerys Targaryen

HBO hit Game of Thrones has set a new record as it earned the most Emmy awards for any series in a single year.

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The fantasy drama show, based on the books by George RR Martin and filmed mostly in Belfast, bagged a whopping 12 awards at last night's 67th Emmy Awards.

This beats the record set by Aaron Sorkin's political drama The West Wing in 2000 when it won eight awards.

The fifth season of the show won Outstanding Drama, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

Earlier this month the drama won eight other awards at the Creative Arts Emmys including Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series, Outstanding Make-Up for a Single-Camera Drama Series (non-prosthetic), Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Fantasy Programme (one hour or more), Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (one hour), Outstanding Special Visual Effects, and Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series or Movie.

The sixth series of the hit show is currently filming with some supposedly deceased characters spotted shooting in Belfast as well as several new faces.

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