Emmy Awards 2016: Game Of Thrones, Julia Louis-Dreyfus create history

Game Of Thrones, with a total of 38 Emmy wins, is the most awarded TV show in Emmys history. Julia Louis-Dreyfus took home maximum awards in the comedy genre

Written by Samarpita Das | New Delhi | Published:September 19, 2016 2:45 pm
game of thrones, Julia Louis Dreyfus emmy awards, Game Of Thrones, with a total of 38 Emmy wins, is the most awarded TV show in Emmys history. Julia Louis-Dreyfus has taken home maximum awards in the comedy genre

Popular American television show, Game of Thrones has been scooping away a lot of Emmy Awards lately and this year is no exception with 12 Emmys in its kitty. Although the nominees from the show this year — Kit Harrington, Maisie Williams, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey — didn’t win, it was a big win for the show overall  as David Benioff and DB Weiss took home two awards – one for Best Drama Series and one for Best Writing in the Drama category.

Game of Thrones also bagged the Outstanding Directing Award for a Drama Series for its famous episode – The Battle of the Bastards. With a sum total of 38 Emmy wins, Game of Thrones has created history in the world of Emmy as the most awarded TV show in Emmys history. The record earlier belonged to Frasier.

Frasier’ had recorded 37 wins across its 11 seasons while Game of Thrones made it within six seasons. We are not sure if any television show will be able to beat this record in future.

Julia Louis Dreyfus, emmy awards Julia Louis-Dreyfus, winner of the award for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for “Veep,” poses in the press room at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday.

On the other hand, Julia Louis-Dreyfus probably created an unbeatable benchmark in the comedy game. The actress — who is extremely popular for her character Elaine in Seinfeld — is now known as Selina Meyer on hit TV show Veep. Alongside Game of Thrones (Drama) and The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story (Limited Series), Veep took home maximum awards in the comedy genre.

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In earning her fifth consecutive award this year for Lead Actress In a Comedy Series for television show Veep, Dreyfus has made Emmy History for most wins in the category! Her acceptance speech said, “I’d also like to take this opportunity to personally apologise for the current political climate.”

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She added, “What started out as a political satire, now feels more like a sobering documentary,” and vowed to rebuild the wall between comedy and politics saying, “and make Mexico pay for it.”

Catch the repeat telecast of the 68th Primetime Emmy Award tonight at 8 PM across Star English Entertainment Networks.