Game of Thrones has a history of breaking records, and it just added another big one to the list.
Game of Thrones can be found twice in the Guinness Book of World Records. In 2016, it earned the record for "Largest TV drama simulcast," and in 2012 it was named "Most pirated television program." Game of Thrones has also broken awards records. In 2015, Game of Thrones set a new Emmy Awards record for most wins by a series in a single year by winning 12 awards.
Now Game of Thrones has topped even that by becoming the most awarded drama in Emmy history. The show was previously tied with Hill Street Blues and The West Wing at 26 awards each, but Game of Thrones won a total of nine awards at last night Creative Arts Emmy Awards, bringing its total to a now record 35 awards.
Game of Thrones won 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards for "Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series," "Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)," "Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Limited Series, Movie Or Special," "Outstanding Costumes For A Period/Fantasy Series, Limited Series Or Movie," "Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary Or Fantasy Program (One Hour Or More)," "Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Limited Series Or Movie," "Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series," and "Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)."
Game of Thrones was nominated for a total of 23 Emmy Awards for its sixth season, including Best Drama Series. Game of Thrones has only won this coveted category once, for Season 5 in 2015. Hill Street Blues, The West Wing, Mad Men, and L.A. Law each share the record for most Best Drama wins at four. With only two seasons remaining, Game of Thrones would have to win this year and for both of its remaining seasons, making for a total of four consecutive Best Drama Series wins, just to tie that record.
Game of Thrones Season 7 and 8 will each be shorter than previous seasons, with Game of Thrones consisting of just seven episodes, as HBO wraps up its adaptation of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy saga. Game of Thrones Season 7 has already begun production. The new season is expected to deal with Daenerys Targaryen's return to Westeros, and Jon Snow's attempt to marshal the forces of Westeros against the coming of the White Walkers as winter finally comes to the Seven Kingdoms.
Game of Thrones Season 7 will air on HBO in 2016. The Primetime Emmy Awards will air Sept. 18 on ABC.
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