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Game of Thrones enters the record books at this year's Emmys
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Game of Thrones enters the record books at this year's Emmys

Last night saw the annual gathering of television's biggest stars at the Emmys, hosted at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, and it was Game of Thrones making the headlines once more as the show picked up several awards including Best Drama Series, taking the programme's total number of Emmy awards to 38 and beating the record of 37 previously held by Kelsey Grammar's long-running comedy Frasier.

Game of Thrones picked up a total of 12 awards this year, with other category wins including Production Design and Casting for a Drama Series. Other British wins included an award for Dame Maggie Smith for her role in Downton Abbey, a big hit with American TV audiences, marking her third Emmy win for her performance in the BBC's drama series.

Sherlock was also amongst the British winners, picking up the award for the best made-for-TV movie for Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat's Christmas special, The Abominable Bride. There was also a win for Danish director Susanne Bier, who took home the award for best directing in recognition for her work on The Night Manager, John le Carré's crime story brought to life on the BBC and starring Tom Hiddleston.

James Corden was one of the nominees for best variety talk series but lost out in the end to another Brit, John Oliver, who won the award for his brilliant HBO show Last Week Tonight.

Julia Louis-Dreyfuss took home the award for outstanding lead performance in a comedy for a fifth time as a result of her performance in Veep, the political satire written by Armando Iannucci, with Tony Hale also picking up a best supporting actor award for his role in the show.

The other big winner at last night's ceremony was The People vs O.J. Simpson, with the show's actors Courtney B Vance, Sarah Paulson and Sterling K Brown all winning awards for their performances in FX's crime drama.

 

A full list of nominees and winners for this year can be found on the Emmys website.

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