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‘Games of Thrones' big winner at Emmy Awards
Published in The Saudi Gazette on 18 - 09 - 2012

(L - R) Actresses Erinn Hayes, Lake Bell, Megan Mullally and Malin Akerman pose with the outstanding special class: short-format live-action entertainment programs Emmy Award for the show “Childrens Hospital” backstage at the 2012 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. — Reuters

LOS ANGELES — The fantasy series “Game of Thrones” was the big winner at the creative arts Emmy Awards.
The HBO saga received a leading six trophies at the ceremony Saturday that recognizes technical and other achievements. Best special visual effects and best costumes for a series were among the trophies claimed by “Game of Thrones.”
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 “Harry's Law,” her canceled NBC series, at the prime-time Emmy ceremony to air Sept. 23.
Earlier this week, she said she was recovering from a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer two months ago. She did not accept Saturday's award in person.
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 Emmys.


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