In 2015, Game of Thrones broke an Emmys record for most wins in a single year with 12. In 2016, HBO’s “t*ts and dragons” series tied itself with 12 more trophies, including wins for Outstanding Special Visual Effects and Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series during the Creative Arts Emmys, and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (for “Battle of the Bastards”) and Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (also for “Battle of the Bastards” — it’s a really popular episode) during the primetime showcase.
Oh yeah, and Outstanding Drama Series.
For the second year in a row, Game of Thrones took home the Emmys’ top dramatic prize, besting Better Call Saul, Downton Abbey, Homeland, House of Cards, Mr. Robot, and first-time nominee The Americans. (And though Game of Thrones was very good this season; The Americans was great.) In case that’s not impressive enough, Thrones also now has more Emmys than any scripted show in TV history, with 38 to Frasier‘s 37. (The Emmys really liked David Hyde Pierce. Rightly so.) To think, there are still two more seasons — season seven, which premieres in summer 2017, and season eight — to go. As long as bastards keep battling and Hodors keep Hodor’ing (actually, scratch that last one), Game of Thrones will continue to be the king of the Emmys.