History as Game of thrones wins more Emmys than Any Primetime TV show

- 9/19/2016

Check out how many Emmys Game of thrones has won

It is one of the most gripping shows currently airing on television. And just as it delivers its irresistible goods to its Millions of viewers every week, in return it gets the accolades it so rightly deserves at the 2016 Emmys.

Game of thrones wins more Emmys
It’s now official: Game of Thrones wins more Emmys than any primetime TV show in history.

The HBO fantasy drama won three awards at the 68th annual Emmy Awards on Sunday night, pushing its lifetime total number of awards to 38 – one more than Frasier, the previous all-time record holder.

A Consistently exciting and unpredictable drama, Thrones picked up awards for best writing in a drama series, best directing in a drama series, and best drama on Sunday night. Overall, Thrones won 12 Emmys this year, out of 23 total nominations. 

Not bad for a show only in its 6th season. 

Its impressive Emmy run for 2016 didn't end there. The series already became the most-honored drama series after picking up nine Emmys at the Creative Arts ceremony last weekend, surpassing longtime title holders Hill Street Blues and The West Wing. By scoring another three awards Sunday, Thrones becomes the only primetime scripted series to ever have won this many awards.

But even with its undoubted excellence, It didn't win in all categories because it was up against some pretty stiff competition. While Thrones lost in the drama acting categories, it took home best drama for a second straight year. Other shows up for the best drama award on Sunday included The Americans, House of Cards, Downtown Abbey, Better Call Saul, Mr. Robot, and Homeland.

The record is particularly impressive considering Thrones has “only” been on six seasons, while Fraiser was on for 11. And Fraiser was competing in an era of only a few TV channels, whereas this year offered more than 400 scripted shows. But Thrones has the advantage of being a lavishly produced drama that’s competitive in so many varied categories, from special effects to costumes to writing to directing to acting.

But in this highly competitive era in TV history Game of Thrones has emerged tops, with a lot more fire left in its cylinders. 


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