Leading the ensemble cast onto the stage, creators David Benioff & D.B. Weiss first thanked writer George R.R. Martin for taking a chance on two unknown producers. Praising the team, the duo thanked their amazing cast and hardest working crew in show-business —- especially the team behind the dragons and direwolves.
"We shall never see their like again," Weiss concluded.
Earlier in the night, Dinklage beat out co-stars Alfie Allen and on-screem big brother Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to take home his fourth Emmy for his fantastic portrayal of Tyrion Lannister.
"I had no idea what I was getting myself into," he said of his time on the show. "10 years of absolute sweat, but 10 years of the most incredible, talented, funniest mother f--king people -- hey it's over, I don't care -- I've ever been lucky enough to work with," he added of his costars, getting bleeped out for his F-bomb.
Despite the taxing decade of hard work, he said he would do it all for creators Benioff and Weiss again in a heartbeat.
After piling into many of the same categories, GOT could only take home a maximum of seven — but every other nominee came up empty handed.
The show's two leads Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke — nominated for their respective portrayals of lovers/rivals/aunt-nephew duo Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen — fell short on the night.
It was "Pose's" Billy Porter who ended up with the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, while "Killing Eve's" Jodie Comer was named Outstanding Lead Actress.
Despite filling four of the available six slots for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series — which included Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams and the self-submitted Gwendoline Christie — it was ultimately "Ozark's" Julia Garner who took home the trophy.
D&D, alas, missed out on any writing or directing awards, as well.
The duo were up for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for the final ever episode, "The Iron Throne", which got a lukewarm reception from die-hard fans... and it seems voters felt the same, opting for another HBO show, "Succession," and its writer, Jesse Armstrong, instead.
GOT actually had three cracks at the Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, including the episodes "The Last of the Starks" and "The Long Night", as well as the "The Iron Throne", also directed by Benioff & Weiss.
But it was "Ozark" who pipped them again, this time Jason Bateman picking up the award.
Including the Creative Arts Emmys, Game of Thrones achieved a record breaking 32 nominations this year, landing 12 of them in total.