Sep 19, 2016

    GOT to rule as most-awarded TV series?


    BLOOD and guts fantasy epic Game Of Thrones is tipped to triumph as the most successful show ever at the Emmy Awards, television's equivalent of the Oscars.

    The HBO series already has nine statuettes from last weekend's Creative Arts Emmys, which mainly reward behind-the-scenes personnel, giving it a total haul over the years of 35 - more than any other drama series.

    When Emmys in top categories are handed out at a glitzy evening ceremony on Sunday at 8pm ET (8am today Singapore time), experts predict the show will pass the 37 won by long-running sitcom Frasier.

    HBO's saga about noble families vying for control of the Iron Throne is the odds-on favourite in the coveted best drama category, according to Gold Derby, a website pooling experts' awards predictions.

    It is also ahead in the supporting actor, supporting actress and directing categories.

    It is running a close second

    in drama writing behind cyber-security thriller Mr Robot.

    If the prize-giving goes as expected, Game of Thrones will be the most-awarded narrative series since the first Television Academy prize-giving in 1949.