The HBO series took home the top prize for the first time

By Julia Emmanuele
September 21, 2015 12:20 AM

Game of Thrones took home the 2015 Emmy Award for outstanding drama series.

“Thanks again to HBO for believing and driving us,” said co-creator David Benioff in his speech.

“And thank you all for watching,” added co-creator D.B. Weiss.

Game of Thrones was up against Better Call Saul, Downton Abbey, Homeland, Mad Men and Orange Is the New Black.

In an emotional return to the stage, Tracy Morgan presented the award at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The actor thanked the crowd for their support after he was seriously injured in a deadly crash in June 2014, saying he had missed them “so much.”

Fox aired the 2015 Emmy Awards, hosted by Andy Samberg, live on Sept. 20.