By Christian Holub
Updated September 21, 2015 at 09:01 PM EDT
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After years of ratings success and cultural influence, Game of Thrones finally took home the honor for best drama at Sunday night’s Emmy Awards. Peter Dinklage snagged a second statue for his portrayal of sardonic schemer Tyrion Lannister, and the show’s season finale “Mother’s Mercy” won awards for writing and directing. But Thrones‘ Emmy success isn’t the only treat for GoT fans today; a new behind-the-scenes clip from season 5 reveals how the CGI dragons were created.

Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons finally had a breakout season this year. Drogon stole the show with his entrance into the Meereenese fighting pit, while Rhaegal and Viserion found time to munch on some unfriendly captors. This nearly wordless featurette shows how the dragons came to life, from illustration to rendering to eerily realistic animation. Watch the full clips above.

Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss mentioned during their acceptance speech last night that work has already begun on the sixth season of Thrones. The show is set to return next spring, and already boasts a heaping helping of new cast members.

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Game of Thrones

HBO's epic fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin's novel series 'A Song of Ice and Fire.'

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