HBO's adaptation of George R. R. Martin's bestselling series "Game of Thrones" goes down in history as the TV show with the most Emmy awards of all time. The show won a total of 12 awards during the 68th Emmy Awards on Sunday night, to an overall number of 38 Emmys.
The previous record-holder was NBC's sitcom "Frasier," with 37 overall wins. This year, multi-nominated HBO series took the title as the new record-holder with one award more than "Frasier."
"We love 'Frasier,'" executive producer D.B Weiss said as quoted on Deadlilne.
"They had a long run. We're sure that somebody will come and take this from us. We just hope that it doesn't happen until we're all dead."
Here are Game of Thrones wins for this year's Emmy Awards:
- Outstanding Drama Series
- Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff, D.B. Weiss)
- Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Miguel Sapochnik)
- Outstanding Special Visual Effects (Joe Bauer, et al)
- Outstanding Casting for Drama Series (Nina Gold, et al)
- Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing - Drama Series (Tim Porter)
- Outstanding Production Design (Deborah Riley, et al)
- Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series - Non-Prosthetic (Pame Smyth, et al)
- Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie, or Special (Barrie Gower, et al)
- Costumes for a period/fantasy series, limited series or movie (Michele Clapton, et al)
- Outstanding Sound Mixing - Comedy Or Drama Series - One Hour (Ronan Hill, et al)
- Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Limited Series Or Movie (Rowley Ilram)
"Game of Thrones" took home the best drama award for the second time. It lost out in the drama acting categories, but got multiple nominations for the best supporting actress category with Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey and Macey Williams, as well as best supporting actor category with Kit Harington and Peter Dinklage.
notes that "Game of Thrones" record is very impressive since it is only on its sixth season, while "Frasier" was on its eleventh. However, Saturday Night Live, still has the most awards with 45 in total, but its an unscripted non-primetime series that's been on the air for 41 years. "Game of Thrones" remains on Emmy's iron throne.