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'Game Of Thrones' Sets Record At The Emmys

The HBO series won the most awards within one year and actor Hafthór 'Thor' Björnsson sets a record.

Hafthór Bjornsson - Game of Thrones Mountain

Game of Thrones left everyone in the dust at the Emmy awards in Los Angeles -- beating out nine other competitors for the best drama series award. Among that group was AMC's Mad Men. GOT had 24 nominations and racked in 12 awards, which is the most a series has won within a year. The last show to hold that record was the West Wing, winning nine awards in 2000. 

The best drama also took home Emmys for best directing and best writing. Actor Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion Lannister, won the award for best supporting actor in the drama series; this is his second time winning the award. 

The 12 Emmys for GOT also added to HBO's success last night, giving them a total of 43 Emmys, which is more than any other network. 

And while GOT was collecting the awards, actor Hafthór 'Thor' Björnsson, set a record at the New Hampshire Highland Games. Thor threw 56 pounds of weight over a bar that was 19 feet four inches tall. 

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