Golden Globes 2023: “House of the Dragon” wins best drama series

house of the dragon just did something game of Thrones never could. The HBO prequel took home the Golden Globe for Best Drama Series at Tuesday’s ceremony.

Executive producer and co-showrunner Miguel Sapochnik accepted the award for the series’ first season along with cast members Emma D’Arcy (also nominated for Best Actress in a Drama Series at this year’s Globes) and Milly Alcock. Sapochnik thanked HBO for “trust[ing] us with this golden goose. I hope it was worth it,” he added. “It was really heartwarming to know that we’re actually following in the footsteps of game of Thrones’cause that was a really good show. So thank you.”

house of the dragontakes place two centuries ago game of Thrones, tells the story of the Targaryen dynasty’s grip on the Iron Throne. Paddy Considine plays King Viserys, with Alcock playing a young version of his daughter Rhaenyra and D’Arcy playing the adult version of Rhaenyra. Starring Matt Smith as Viserys’ brother Daemon, Olivia Cooke as Alicent Hightower and Rhys Ifans as her father Otto Hightower.

The 10-episode freshman season kicked off in August, with the Season 1 finale airing on October 23. (Read our synopsis of the finale here.) HBO has renewed the series for Season 2, but HBO boss Casey Bloys says it likely won’t return until 2024.

game of Thrones was a favorite on the awards circuit throughout its eight seasons, including four Emmy wins for Outstanding Drama Series. It wasn’t as successful at the Golden Globes (no wins for Best Drama Series out of five nominations), but Peter Dinklage won a Globe for Best Supporting Actor in 2012.

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