Monday night was very good for
FOR THE RECORD
After winning one back in 2011,
The HBO series, which grabbed the largest audience ever for one of the channel's original programs this season at 18.6 million viewers on average across all platforms, took home awards this year for art direction, costumes, makeup and visual effects.
It missed winning best drama series, casting, supporting actor for Dinklage, supporting actress for
And the series actually fared better this year than last year, when it went into the Emmys with 16 nominations and only took home two awards.
With all the trouble "Game of Thrones" has had catching on with Emmy voters, another genre favorite "The Walking Dead" has fared even worse. Despite generally positive reviews and having an ever-growing cable audience that rivals its network competition, the zombie series received zero Emmy nominations this year, down from just one nomination last year.
The Emmys have always had a bit of a blind spot when it comes to genre TV. The last time a science fiction, fantasy or horror series won the outstanding drama series Emmy was in 2005 for the first season of "Lost."
But with the recent champions "Breaking Bad" and "Mad Men" both ending, the stage is set for a drastically different drama series race next year. Assuming "Thrones" keeps making nice with the dragons and the White Walkers.