‘Game of Thrones’ Breaks Record at 2016 Emmy Awards

September 19, 2016 6:22 am
Game of Thrones Cast
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Dragons, damsels, knights, and gore paid off once again, as HBO’s Game of Thrones became the winningest fictional series in history, with 38 Emmy awards, surpassing the previous record-holder, Fraiser, which had 37. Also winning during last night’s telecast were The People v. O.J. Simpson, Veep, and Transparent. Notable first-time winners included Rami Malek for Mr. Robot (Actor in a Drama Series).

For a full list of winners, click here. Below, watch Emmys host Jimmy Kimmel’s opening monologue, as well as Variety‘s backstage interview with the Game of Thrones cast (cue to 1:16).


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