Emmys: 'Game of Thrones' Wins Best Drama Series

After sitting out last year's ceremony, HBO's hit show took home its third award in the best drama category.

Game of Thrones now has three Emmy wins for best drama series. HBO's hit show sat out last year's race after two consecutive wins in 2015 and 2016 but snagged yet another victory during Monday night's awards show. 

Accepting the award on behalf of the series, producer D.B. Weiss thanked author George R. R. Martin, who Weiss said he owes much of the TV show's success to. He also gave a shout-out to HBO: "There's no better place to work."

Game of Thrones beat out tough competition, including The Americans, The Crown, Stranger Things, This Is Us, Westworld and The Handmaid's Tale — the Elizabeth Moss-starring series that took home the same trophy last year.

Game of Thrones was nominated for 22 Emmys this year, the most for any single show at this year's ceremony. Its win in the drama series category comes weeks after HBO shared a first look at the drama's upcoming seventh and final season

In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, directors Alan Taylor and Jeremy Podeswa opened up about season six and how it will impact the future of Westeros — including the revelation that Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen are likely related, despite being intimate.

"It's an epic revelation about the past, and that's suggestive of the future. For us, it was very important that there be a question about what could possibly happen after this moment. In the script, it described the fact that they were lovemaking, but it didn't go into great detail in terms of what was going on between them in that moment," Podeswa told THR. "We built in a moment between Kit [Harington] and Emilia [Clarke] where they stopped and looked into each other's eyes. The intention from my point of view, and their point of view, too, is 
that they're driven by passion into this. They don't even fully understand what it's all about and what the consequences of it are."

Michael Che and Colin Jost hosted the 2018 Primetime Emmy Awards, which aired live on NBC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. A complete list of winners can be found here.