Did you know that TV’s most prestigious program “Game of Thrones” has won 38 Emmy Awards from 106 total nominations (and counting), including back-to-back prizes for Best Drama Series (2015-2016)? While some trophies were awarded to the series overall, like Best Drama Casting, Best Stunt Coordination and Best Main Title Design, the bulk of its Emmy haul actually came for specific episodes. Click through our photo gallery above to see which “Game of Thrones” episodes won Emmys.
HBO recently announced that the highly anticipated Season 7 premiere date will be July 16, while the final eighth season will likely debut in summer of 2018. Don’t forget, “Game of Thrones” is taking off the current 2017 Emmy cycle because it did not air any episodes within the eligibility period. However, it’ll surely be a force of nature when it returns next year as it’s now officially the most awarded primetime series in Emmy history, edging out “Frasier” which won 37 Emmys over its 11-year run. Late-night sketch program “Saturday Night Live” remains the overall leader with 49 awards since it went on the air in 1975, a number that will likely keep growing.
Among the interesting things to note about “Game of Thrones'” lush Emmy history is that Peter Dinklage is the only performer to prevail. In fact, he won Best Drama Supporting Actor twice (2011, 2015) for playing fan-favorite Tyrion Lannister. The show has picked up two directing and two writing Emmys (2015-2016), five trophies for visual effects (2012-2016), and a whopping six awards for its makeup (prosthetic in 2014 and 2016; non-prosthetic in 2012-2013 and 2015-2016). Among all the various technical categories, one race “Game of Thrones” is yet to win is for music composer Ramin Djawadi.
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