HBO’s fantasy “Game of Thrones” won Best Drama Series at the Emmys in 2015 and 2016 before sitting out the 2017 awards since new episodes did not begin airing until last June. But where does it rank on the top-10 list of HBO dramas when it comes to the show’s overall above-the-line Emmy victories? Click through our gallery above to find out. Can you guess what’s number-one?
When ranking HBO’s dramas on above-the-line wins we’re looking specifically at the awards for writing, directing, acting and Best Drama Series. When you add in craft categories “GOT” has the most by far. It has claimed a total of 38 Emmys, which not only makes it the most awarded HBO series of all time, but also the most awarded primetime scripted series in history.
“GOT” is fighting a ticking clock if they want to end as the overall HBO champion in top categories. It’s 10 shy of the record, and it only has two more chances: these upcoming 2018 Emmys and then the 2019 awards which will consider the show’s eighth and final season. This may prove difficult as acting awards are usually the best way to rack up above-the-line wins, but so far only Peter Dinklage has ever won out of the “GOT” cast (Best Drama Supporting Actor, 2011 and 2015).
Below is a breakdown of HBO’s total wins in each category:
Best Drama Series: 2 Shows — 4 Total Wins
Best Drama Directing: 6 Shows — 8 Total Wins
Best Drama Writing: 2 Shows — 8 Total Wins
Best Drama Actor: 2 Shows — 4 Total Wins
Best Drama Actress: 1 Show — 3 Total Wins
Best Drama Supporting Actor: 3 Shows — 5 Total Wins
Best Drama Supporting Actress: 2 Shows — 2 Total Wins
Best Drama Guest Actor: 1 Show — 1 Total Win
Best Drama Guest Actress: 1 Show — 2 Total Wins
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