Every year there are many records and milestones up for grabs at the Emmys, and this year is no exception. We’ve compiled the 10 biggest milestones in the making above. Click through the photos to see the whole list.
For starters, “Game of Thrones” could set a new record for total wins. It’s currently tied with “Hill Street Blues” and “The West Wing” as the most awarded drama series in history with 26 victories. Having won a record-setting 12 Emmys in 2015 (more than any series in a single year), “Thrones” is all but guaranteed to win at least one award this time around, which is all it needs to stand alone as the Emmys’ top dramas.
Then there’s Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The “Veep” star has won Best Comedy Actress for the last four years in a row. That ties her with Helen Hunt (“Mad About You”) for the most consecutive victories in the category. If she prevails again, she’ll be the first to claim five straight prizes. She’ll also tie Candice Bergen (“Murphy Brown”) for the most wins for a single role. But since Louis-Dreyfus also won Best Comedy Actress for “The New Adventures of Old Christine” in 2006 she would stand alone as the most honored woman in the category with six titles.
Allison Janney could also make history with her win count. She has claimed seven Emmys to date: four for “The West Wing,” one for “Masters of Sex” and two for “Mom.” This year she’s eligible again for both “Masters” and “Mom,” and if she wins both that will bring her total to nine, surpassing Cloris Leachman‘s record eight performance awards at the Primetime Emmys. But Leachman also has one Daytime Emmy on her mantel, so they’ll be tied with nine overall acting Emmys apiece — until Janney strikes again next year perhaps.
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