Game Of Thrones Wins 38 Emmy's, Sets Record With Best Drama Series Win
Game of Thrones, the enormously popular fantasy series, became the most successful show in Emmy award history on Sunday night, with a total of 38 wins under its belt.
The Game of Thrones cast and creators walked away with 12 awards, winning in the categories for best drama and best script for a drama.
The HBO show, which after Sunday night boasts 38 total wins, topped ‘Frasier’ for most Emmy nods for a series.
HBO’s Game of Thrones won the Emmy for best drama series on Sunday night. The show’s 38 total Emmy wins means it has now beat Frasier’s record for most Emmy wins of all time.
The show beat out FX’s The Americans, Netflix’s House of Cards, PBS’ Downton Abbey, AMC’s Better Call Saul, USA’s Mr. Robot and Showtime’s Homeland.
Writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss accepted the award on the cast’s behalf, crediting their hard work for show’s success.
Game of Thrones led all nominees with 23 total and took home three awards during the show, including best writing and best directing for a drama series. The series also won nine awards at the Creative Arts Emmys.
Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards, which aired live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.