“The Battle of the Bastards” isn’t the most-watched episode of Game of Thrones — “The Winds of Winter” holds that title — but it might be the best. The season six clash between Jon Snow and Ramsay Bolton has a nearly perfect IMDb rating (I’ve always said “Bastards” is 0.8 better than a random episode of Perfect Strangers), and it took home a bundle of Creative Arts Emmys over the weekend. Four, specifically, with another five trophies for different episodes, like “The Door” (sad face), or Game of Thrones in general. Here they are.
Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
Outstanding Special Visual Effects: “Battle of the Bastards”
Outstanding Production Design: “Blood of My Blood,” “The Broken Man,” “No One”
Outstanding Stunt Coordination: Rowley Irlam, Stunt coordinator
Outstanding Sound Mixing: “Battle of the Bastards”
Outstanding Makeup (Non-Prosthetic) for a Single Camera Series: “Battle of the Bastards”
Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special: “The Door”
Outstanding Costumes for a Period/Fantasy Series, Limited Series or Movie: “The Winds of Winter”
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series: “Battle of the Bastards”
With those nine wins, Game of Thrones broke one record, and it’s on pace to shatter another. The HBO series now has 35 Emmys total, supplanting The West Wing and Hill Street Blues, which both had 26, as the most decorated drama ever. It could top Frasier as the most awarded scripted show of all-time with only three more wins. That shouldn’t be tough to pull off, considering there are still eight more nominations to go during Sunday’s Primetime Emmy Awards. And if Thrones takes home at least four trophies, it will break the show’s own record for the most Emmys in a single season.
Let’s win one for the Hodor.
(Via the Hollywood Reporter)