19 September, 2016
This is What's Trending Today.
Hollywood honored its televisions stars Sunday night in Los Angeles. Actors, directors, writers and others gathered at the Microsoft Theater for the 68th Emmy Awards ceremony.
The biggest winner was the HBO fantasy series "Game of Thrones." It received 12 Emmy awards this year. The show has won 38 Emmys since its first season aired in 2011. It also broke a record set by the comedy show "Frasier" for the most prime-time series Emmy awards.
Thousands posted congratulations to the show on Twitter. Many also commented on the show's stars.
The Curly Critic praised British actress Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen, the mother of dragons, on the show.
"Emilia Clarke was an absolute Queen at the Emmys," the Curly Critic tweeted.
Another noted how normal and likable the actress appears.
There were also lots of social media posts about matching tattoos on"¡Game of Throne"¡ cast members Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams. The two play sisters Sansa and Arya Stark on the show. But they like each other in real life!
Their tattoos record the date in 2009 they found out they were cast in"¡Game of Thrones"¡ Characters do not always last very long on"¡Game of Thrones"¡ So, Turner said,"¡we were like let's get these before anyone kills us"¡
And that's What's Trending Today.
I'm Dorothy Gundy.
Caty Weaver wrote this story for Learning English. Mario Ritter was the editor.
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Words in This Story
fantasy ¨ n. an imaginary story that is far from normal or reality
prime-time ¨ n. usually the period between 8pm and 11pm when many people watch television
dragon ¨ n. a large, fierce imaginary animal with scales, wings often breathing fire
tattoo ¨ n. permanent ink drawing on the skin