It was a historic night at the 67th annual Emmy Awards for a number of reasons, one of which was "Game of Thrones" dominating the night.

Going into the ceremony, the series had 24 nominations between the regular and Creative Arts Emmys. By night's end, the HBO series broke the record for most Emmys won in a single year by a show with 12. "Game of Thrones" broke the record set by "The West Wing," which earned eight wins in both 2000 and 2001.

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Not only did Peter Dinklage win his second award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, but "Game of Thrones" also walked away with Emmys for writing and directing -- a first for the series.

Of course, it's biggest prize of the night was winning Outstanding Drama Series, one of the Emmys' two top prizes.

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"Thank you to HBO, in their wisdom, who paired a couple of novice producers with people of great experience," co-showrunner David Benioff says after the win.

Benioff and his co-showrunner D.B. Weiss accepted the award while flanked by a selection of the show's cast and crew, thanking those who help make it possible -- including crew members currently preparing to shoot Season 6 scenes in Ireland and Spain.

"Finally, thanks again to HBO, for believing in dragons," Weiss says to close the show. "And thank you for watching."

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