‘Game of Thrones’ broke an Emmy record tonight

09.19.16 1 year ago

Game of Thrones — arguably TV's most talked-about series — has also become its most awarded.

The HBO series created by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss took home its 38th Emmy on Sunday night, breaking Frasier's previous record of 37. The fantasy show won a total of three awards at tonight's ceremony, including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series. Additionally, it picked up nine Creative Arts Emmys last weekend.

Perhaps most impressive, Thrones surpassed Frasier's record in only six seasons, while it took the latter series 11 seasons to win its 37 Emmys. That said, as noted by EW, Thrones also benefits from being competitive in a higher number of technical and below-the-line categories due to its impressive production values.

Thrones still has a ways to go before breaking the overall Emmy record, however. Saturday Night Live holds the distinction of being the most awarded series in Emmy history, scripted or unscripted, winning a total of 45 Emmys during its 41-season run. On that front, Kate McKinnon added to SNL's total tonight with her win for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. It was her first Emmy, though the actress and comedian been nominated three times before.

You can check out a full list of winners from tonight's ceremony here.

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