“Game of Thrones” breaks new Emmy record

During the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, HBO’s “Game of Thrones” became the most awarded fictional series of all time with 38 victories over its six seasons, surpassing Frasier’s record of 37.

 

“Game of Thrones” won 12 Emmy awards, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Writing.

 

With 22 total Emmy wins, HBO was the biggest winner of the night, followed by FX Network with 18 wins, nine of them for the miniseries “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”, including Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series(Courtney B. Vance) and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series (Sarah Paulson).

 

Another HBO series, the successful “Veep”, won Emmys for Best Comedy Series and Best Actress in a Comedy Series for Julia Louis-Dreyfus. This is the fifth consecutive time that the actress gets this award.

 

In addition, HBO won Emmys for “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver”, “Girls”, “Vice: Fighting ISIS”, “Project Greenlight” and “Jim: The James Foley Story”.