'Game of Thrones' Makes History at the Emmys -- See Who Else Has Won Big Over the Years!
By Emily Krauser
Sorry, Frasier! Game of Thrones, well, took the throne at Sunday night's Emmys, making history by scoring its 38th award over its six seasons.
The coup knocked out Frasier, which held the record for the last 12 years for the most wins by any fictional series. The long-running NBC sitcom, which left the airwaves in 2004 after 11 seasons, had won 37 overall Emmys.
The 2016 Emmys were dominated by not just Game of Thronesbut also its HBO sibling, Veep. The shows took home the top prizes, winning Outstanding Drama Series and Comedy Series, respectively, for the second straight year.
Veep's leading lady, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, also scored her fifth straight Emmy for playing Selina Meyer, which puts her in a three-way tie with Candice Bergen (Murphy Brown on Murphy Brown) and Don Knotts (Barney Fife on The Andy Griffith Show) for most wins by a performer for the same role in the same series.
Frasier still holds the record for most wins by a comedy series, but Sunday's victories just added to Game of Thrones' overall Emmy dominance. They currently hold the title for most wins by a drama series; most wins by a series in a single season (12 for season five in 2015); helped HBO gain the title of most nominations for a network in a single year, with 126 in 2015; and is tied with its fellow HBO show, Boardwalk Empire, for the most wins by a single episode at six each.
Transparent also earned a new top honor this year. After previously being tied with Netflix's House of Cardsfor most wins by an online-streaming original program, two more wins this year earned the Amazon series eight overall wins, officially making it No. 1 in that category.
Plenty more favorites have dominated the Emmys over the years – see what accolades shows like Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons, and The West Wing have scored over the years, plus the all-time Emmy record holders, in the gallery below.