Emmys 2016: ‘Game of Thrones’ sets new record as most awarded primetime series ever

By winning three awards at Sunday’s Emmys, “Game of Thrones” brought it’s all-time haul to 38. That makes it the most awarded primetime series in Emmy Awards history, edging out “Frasier” which won 37 Emmys over its 11-year run. Late-night sketch comedy “Saturday Night Live” remains the overall leader with 49 awards and counting since it went on the air in 1975.

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As you can see below, the single-camera drama “Game of Thrones” has racked up most of its wins in the Creative Arts categories while the multi-camera comedy “Frasier” did well in the Primetime Emmy acting, writing, directing and series races. Indeed, it is tied with “Modern Family” for most Comedy Series wins at five apiece.

“Game of Thrones” (38 Emmy Awards)

Best Drama Series (2015, 2016)
Best Drama Supporting Actor (Peter Dinklage, 2011, 2015)
Best Drama Writing (2015, 2016)
Best Drama Directing (2015, 2016)
Best Art Direction (2012, 2014)
Best Casting (2015, 2016)
Best Costumes (2012, 2014, 2016)
Best Main Title Design (2011)
Best Makeup – Non-Prosthetic (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)
Best Makeup – Prosthetic (2014, 2016)
Best Picture Editing (2015, 2016)
Best Production Design (2015, 2016)
Best Sound Editing (2012, 2015)
Best Sound Mixing (2012, 2015, 2016)
Best Stunt Coordination (2015, 2016)
Best Visual Effects (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)

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“Frasier” (37 Emmy Awards)

Best Comedy Series (1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998)
Best Comedy Actor (Kelsey Grammer, 1994, 1995, 1998, 2004)
Best Comedy Supporting Actor (David Hyde Pierce, 1995, 1998, 1999, 2004)
Best Comedy Guest Actor (Derek Jacobi, 2001)
Best Comedy Guest Actor (Anthony LaPaglia, 2002)
Best Comedy Guest Actress (Jean Smart, 2000, 2001)
Best Comedy Guest Actress (Laura Linney, 2004)
Best Comedy Writing (1994, 1995, 1996, 1999)
Best Comedy Directing (1994, 1995, 1997)
Best Art Direction (2004)
Best Picture Editing (1994, 1996, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
Best Sound Mixing (1996, 2002, 2004)

 

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