Game of Thrones make-up artist dishes on her Emmy win

"You're just grinning from ear to ear. It really is amazing."

They've won 38 awards in total!
They’ve won 38 awards in total!

Game of Thrones had major success this week. The show picked up three gongs at Sunday night’s Emmy Awards ceremony, and achieved a world record for the most Emmy’s ever won for a fictional series.

One of the coveted gold statues taken home by the cast and crew went to Irish make-up professional Pamela Smyth. As the make-up artist on the fantasy drama, she won the award for outstanding makeup in a single camera TV series for Game of Thrones episode 9.

Speaking exclusively to VIP Magazine, Pamela said that winning such a huge accolade for her work was an amazing feeling, and an experience that left her speechless.

Pamela winning her award
Pamela winning her award

“It’s just awesome. When you do your work, you do it because you love it and it pays your bills. Everybody goes to work but when somebody gives you an award for your it seems a really amazing thing to get.

“But there’s something about the film industry, the glamour of it. You’re going up on a stage and someone is handing you a very gold statue and everybody’s looking at you and the lights are in your face, and everyone’s saying congratulations. That’s such an experience that you don’t expect and when you get it-you can’t say anything!

“You’re just grinning from ear to ear. It really is amazing. So every now and again you relive the event and you just can’t believe it,” she said.

Belfast native Pamela has worked on every season of the HBO series, and also works on BBC’s The Fall, which returns to our screens next Thursday the 29th of September at 9pm.

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