AFP

LOS ANGELES

Medieval fantasy television series "Game of Thrones" and "Going Clear," a shock documentary on Scientology, were crowned with awards Saturday at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

The ceremony, which gave out technical achievement prizes, came just eight days before the main Emmy awards show. "Game of Thrones," which has achieved cult series status, collected eight prizes in categories including special visual effects, casting and sound editing.

The fantasy saga has the most nominations going into the September 20 main Emmys ceremony, with 24 in total. "American Horror Show: Freak Show," starring Jessica Lange, followed next in Saturday's awards with five prizes. Alex Gibney's "Going Clear" documentary and "The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst," about the reclusive real estate figure suspected of murder, also fared well. In the meanrime, Datuk Seri Nazir Razak has been critical of 1MDB and at one point saying that its directors should resign for failing to actively dispel suspicions over its finances. File picKUALA LUMPUR, July 29, Datuk Seri Nazir Razak today urged Malaysians to defend the integrity of the country’s institutions, warning that Malaysia will slide into “a game of thrones” amid a Cabinet purge by his brother Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

The CIMB Group chairman also quoted a line from the popular fantasy drama TV series, based on George R R Martin’s novels, that chronicles bloody dynastic struggles among several noble families. “You win or you die,” said a photo posted by Nazir on his Instagram account, showing the character Eddard “Ned” Stark, played by English actor Sean Bean.