"Game of Thrones" is no stranger to breaking ratings records, and now, the series is branching out into breaking records in the awards category, too: The show just became the most-awarded drama series in Emmys history.

"Thrones" took home a whopping nine statuettes during the Creative Arts Emmy Awards this past weekend, winning trophies for visual effects, costuming, makeup, and sound, among other technical categories. It easily outpaced splashy second place finisher "The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story," which walked away with four awards.

But that's nothing compared to "GoT"'s overall achievement: This weekend's haul put it in sole possession of first place in the Emmys' competition for most-decorated drama series ever, with a new total of 35 awards. To put that into perspective, just last year, "Thrones" was in a three-way tie with fellow prestige series "The West Wing" and "Hill Street Blues" for most-awarded drama, with 26 Emmys apiece. That's already a jaw-dropping number of awards for any single series, and "GoT" just blew that record away in one night.

And it's very likely to wind up winning even more awards at next Sunday's main Emmys ceremony, and with them, another record: The most-awarded series ever, comedy or drama. Sitcom "Frasier" is the current champ, with 37 Emmys to its name. But "Thrones" is nominated for a staggering 23 additional awards, and it seems a safe bet that it will walk away with at least three, enough to snatch the title away from Frasier Crane and co.

Stay tuned, awards junkies. The 2016 Emmys air on September 18.

[via: Vanity Fair]

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