‘Game of Thrones’ wins six Emmys
LOS ANGELES - The fantasy series “Game of Thrones’’ was the big winner at the creative arts Emmy Awards. The HBO saga received six trophies at the ceremony Saturday that recognizes technical and other achievements, including best special visual effects and best costumes for a series.
Others honored at the ceremony were four TV series guest stars, including Kathy Bates for CBS’ “Two and a Half Men’’ and Jimmy Fallon as host of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” Bates has a shot at another trophy for best actress for “Harry’s Law,” her canceled NBC series, at the prime-time Emmy ceremony to air Sunday.
Earlier this week, she said she was recovering from a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer two months ago.
On the drama side, Emmys went to Jeremy Davies for his guest appearance on FX’s “Justified” and Martha Plimpton for her turn on CBS’ “The Good Wife.”
Programs with multiple-award bragging rights included Discovery Channel’s “Frozen Planet,” `’Great Expectations” on PBS’ “Masterpiece” showcase and “Saturday Night Live,” each of which earned four.
History’s “Hatfields & McCoys,” HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” and the 65th annual Tony Awards on CBS each nabbed three awards.
Among networks, HBO earned a leading 17 creative arts Emmys, followed by CBS with 13 and PBS with 11. Discovery received six awards, NBC got five and ABC and the Cartoon Network won four each. Fox won two.
Emmys in 26 categories including acting, writing and directing will be presented at the prime-ceremony airing live on ABC.