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Emmys 2015: Game of Thrones steals Mad Men's thunder with record-setting wins

In a year that many expected Mad Men's final season to sweep the Emmys, it was HBO's fantasy series Game of Thrones that defiantly owned the evening instead, racking up a stunning 12 wins the most in Emmy history. Along with eight awards in technical categories presented during the Creative Arts Emmys last week, the show took home four different awards during tonight's televised show, including Outstanding Drama Series. With that win it beat out not just Mad Men but shows like Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, and Downton Abbey, as well.

Peter Dinklage won Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his performance as Tyrion Lannister, winning out over favorite Jonathan Banks, while director David Nutter won for his work on the...

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