Huddersfield actress Lena Headey was in the Hollywood spotlight.
She celebrated with her colleagues in Los Angeles as Game Of Thrones set a new record, winning 12 prizes at the 67th Emmy Awards.
The show won eight awards at last week’s Creative Emmy Awards, and then went on to scoop a further four at the star-studded ceremony held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.
Actor Peter Dinklage won outstanding supporting actor in a drama series and the show also picked up the prestigious outstanding drama series award.
Dinklage embraced co-star Headey and told the packed crowd: “I was chewing gum, I wasn’t prepared because the other actors in my category awe me with their performances.”
The show also won outstanding directing for a drama series (David Nutter, Mother’s Mercy) and outstanding writing for a drama series (David Benioff and D.B.Weiss).
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Headey, who learned her acting skills at the former Shelley High School, has played Queen Cersei Lannister in HBO’s hit fantasy series Game of Thrones since 2011.
The star lives in Los Angeles and in July gave birth to her second child, a daughter.
It was an otherwise disappointing night for British TV talent, as shows like Downton Abbey walked away empty-handed.
Despite being nominated for three awards, among them supporting actor and actress in a drama series, the night belonged instead to American shows, Veep and Olive Kitteridge.
Success was also sweet for How To Get Away With Murder’s Viola Davis and Mad Men star Jon Hamm.