Emmy Awards 2016: Game of Thrones breaks record

Sep 19, 2016 |

Game of Thrones has broken the record for the highest number of Emmy Awards won by any fictional series.

The HBO fantasy drama triumphed in three categories at Sunday’s ceremony, including outstanding drama series.

The show’s total number of awards now stands at 38, which means it has beaten Frasier’s previous record of 37.

This year’s British winners included Dame Maggie Smith, who won outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for her role in Downton Abbey.

Game of Thrones has now won 38 Emmys in total

Game of Thrones has now won 38 Emmys in total


It is the third time Dame Maggie has won an Emmy for her portrayal of Violet Crawley, but she has never attended the ceremony in person.

Host Jimmy Kimmel joked: “We’re not mailing this to her. Maggie, if you want this, it will be in the lost and found.”

Veep won best comedy series and best comedy actress for Julia Louis-Dreyfus (centre)

Veep won best comedy series and best comedy actress for Julia Louis-Dreyfus (centre)

“The Emmys are so diverse this year the Oscars are now telling people we’re one of their closest friends.”

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