The very first Emmy Award for Best Drama Series was presented to ABC’s “Pulitzer Prize Playhouse” in 1951. It is one of 38 programs that have been honored as television’s top dramatic series. Click through our photo gallery above of every winner for Best Drama Series in Emmy history.
Five shows — “Hill Street Blues,” “L.A. Law,” “The West Wing,” “Mad Men” and “Game of Thrones” — hold the record for most wins in this category with four each. “Hill Street Blues,” “The West Wing,” and “Mad Men” all accomplished that feat in consecutive years. HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is the most recent champion, and it’s also the most-winningest scripted series in Emmy history at 59 trophies.