Game of Thrones cleans up at the 68th Emmy Awards

HBO’s worldwide phenomenon Game of Thrones has made Emmy Awards’ history by securing a total of 38 wins since its series launch.

On Sunday night the scripted series took out the awards for Best Drama for the second consecutive year, Best Writing in a Drama series, Best Directing in a Drama Series, as well as picking up nine wins at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards held last week.


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But wasn’t success all round for the Games of Thrones cast – duo Peter Dinklage and Kit Harrington were left empty handed in the best supporting actor category, with Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn taking home the gong for his role in Bloodline.

In other Emmy news, Veep won the outstanding comedy series award for the second year in a row, with it’s star Julia Louis-Dreyfus taking home outstanding lead comedy actress for the fifth time. In her acceptance speech, Louis-Dreyfus said: “Our show started out as political satire but now feels like a sobering documentary.” She dedicated her award to her father, who died on Friday.

The 2016 Emmy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel lost out to John Oliver in the outstanding variety talk series category. His longtime nemesis Matt Damon the showed up on stage to rub the news in. Damon said: “I missed the last category ― did you win?” Watch their full exchange below: