Game Of Thrones has just made Emmy history

Game Of Thrones has just made Emmy history

Game Of Thrones has just made Emmy history by becoming the most awarded fictional TV series since the awards began in 1949.

At the 68th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, the HBO series won three trophies for best writing (DB Weiss and David Benihoff), best directing (Miguel Sapochnik) and best TV series – and nine statuettes at the earlier Creative Arts Emmys – bringing its total haul over the years to a whopping 38. That’s one more than the previous most decorated show, the long-running sitcom Frasier.

Game Of Thrones won its writing and directing Emmys this year for the epic Battle Of The Bastards episode in S6.

The surprise wins of the event came in the best lead actor and actress in a drama series. Relative newcomers – at least where the Emmys are concerned – Rami Malek of Mr Robot and Tatiana Maslany of Orphan Black beat seasoned nominees like Claire Danes and Kevin Spacey.

Meanwhile, Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her fifth consecutive Emmy in the best actress in a comedy category for her portrayal as President Selina Meyer in HBO’s Veep. The sitcom also won its second consecutive win for best comedy.

Here are some of the winners in the major categories:

Outstanding Drama Series
Game Of Thrones

Executive Producers David Benioff (C) and D.B. Weiss (R) accept the award for Oustanding Drama Series for "Game of Thrones" at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 18, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Executive Producers David Benioff (C) and D.B. Weiss (R) accept the award for Oustanding Drama Series for Game Of Thrones. Photo: Reuters

Outstanding Comedy Series
Veep

Outstanding Limited Series
The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Writer/producer Ryan Murphy (L) and actor John Travolta accept Outstanding Limited Series for 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story' onstage during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==

Writer/producer Ryan Murphy (L) and actor John Travolta accept Outstanding Limited Series for The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Photo: AFP

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series 
Rami Malek, Mr Robot

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Courtney B. Vance, The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Sarah Paulson, The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Sarah Paulson accepts the award for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie for "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 18, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Sarah Paulson accepts the award for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie for The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Photo: Reuters

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Julia Louis-Dreyfus poses in the press room with the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for "Veep" during the 68th Emmy Awards on September 18, 2016 at the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J BROWN

Julia Louis-Dreyfus poses in the press room with the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for “Veep”. Photo: AFP

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy
Louie Anderson, Baskets

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Sterling K. Brown, People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Regina King, American Crime

Outstanding TV Movie
Sherlock: The Abominable Bride 

Outstanding Variety Talk Series
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

John Oliver (2nd from L) accepts the award for Outstanding Variety Talk Series for "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver" at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 18, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Blake

John Oliver (2nd from L) accepts the award for Outstanding Variety Talk Series for Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. Photo: Reuters




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