Congratulations to "Game of Thrones" for winning the top honor of the 68th annual Emmy Awards -- Outstanding Drama Series -- for a second year in a row, and breaking the record for the most Emmy wins of any primetime series.
The HBO series was nominated for 23 Emmy Awards. On Sunday's show, the series picked up Outstanding Drama, plus Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for Miguel Sapochnik, and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. The show had won nine awards at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys, putting the series total at 35, the most wins for any drama series. With these new Primetime Emmy wins, the show is now up to 38, just barely scraping past the 37 wins for comedy "Frasier" to make it the most-awarded show of all time, comedy or drama.
(Technically, as Gold Derby noted, "Saturday Night Live" remains the overall leader with 49 Emmy Awards and counting since going on the air in 1975. But we're talking scripted primetime series, not late-night.)
Unfortunately, nominated actors Max von Sydow, Maisie Williams, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, and Kit Harington did not win at the 2016 Emmys -- and Harington even had his name misspelled when the Supporting Actor in a Drama Series nominees were announced.
At least Kit had a great night on every other front -- starting with Emmys host Jimmy Kimmel declaring Jon Snow his "freebie," and then when Kit hit on Kyle Chandler in a funny presenter bit with Andy Samberg.
The cast of "Game of Thrones" will now go from Los Angeles back to Northern Ireland to continue filming for Season 7, which premieres in summer 2017.
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