During last night’s televised 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, the HBO fantasy, drama series won three awards; Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Drama Series (for the second year in a row).
In so doing, the critically acclaimed and wildly popular series set the record for most Emmy wins for any primetime drama series.
At the Creative Arts Emmys (which focuses on technical achievement in areas such as cinematography, sound editing, costume design and production design) Games of Thrones won several awards including Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series, Outstanding Costumes for a Period/Fantasy Series, Limited Series or Movie, Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series or Movie and Outstanding Special Visual Effects.
The series was this year nominated for 23 Primetime Emmy Awards, with two of its cast members – Kit Harington and Maisie Williams – receiving first time nominations.
Overall Game of Thrones has been nominated 110 times at the Emmys and has now won 38 times, beating out Frasier which has 37 wins.
According to Moviefone, this makes it the most awarded “scripted primetime series” whereas the overall most awarded show is Saturday Night Live which has won 49 awards.
Filming for season 7 of Game of Thrones is well underway. Because the series is premiering later than usual next year, it is ineligible to be nominated for the 2017 Emmy Awards.
New episodes of Game of Thrones will start airing in summer 2017.