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Record-breaking Game Of Thrones wins best drama at Emmy awards

Published 19/09/2016

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actors Maisie Williams (L) and Emilia Clarke, winners of Best Drama Series for
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actors Maisie Williams (L) and Emilia Clarke, winners of Best Drama Series for "Game of Thrones", pose in the press room during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Emilia Clarke and writer George R.R. Martin accept Outstanding Drama Series for 'Game of Thrones' onstage during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Writer/producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (both center, at microphone) with production crew accept Outstanding Drama Series for 'Game of Thrones' onstage during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Writer/producers David Benioff (L) and D.B. Weiss accept Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for 'Game of Thrones' episode 'Battle of the Bastards' onstage during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Director Miguel Sapochnik accepts Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for 'Game of Thrones' episode 'Battle of the Bastards' onstage during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actress in a Drama Series "Game of Thrones" Emilia Clarke arrives for the 68th Emmy Awards on September 18, 2016 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. / AFP PHOTO / Robyn BeckROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Actress in a Drama Series "Game of Thrones" Emilia Clarke arrives for the 68th Emmy Awards on September 18, 2016 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. / AFP PHOTO / Robyn BeckROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Writer/producers David Benioff (2nd L) and D.B. Weiss (C) with cast and production crew accept Outstanding Drama Series for 'Game of Thrones' onstage during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Writer/producers D.B. Weiss (C) and David Benioff (R) accept Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for 'Game of Thrones' episode 'Battle of the Bastards' from actor Hank Azaria (L) onstage during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Writer/producer David Benioff (R) accepts Outstanding Drama Series for 'Game of Thrones' from actor Jimmy Smits (L) onstage during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Supporting Actress in a Drama Series "Game of Thrones" Maisie Williams arrives for the 68th Emmy Awards on September 18, 2016 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. / AFP PHOTO / Robyn BeckROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Actress in a Drama Series "Game of Thrones" Emilia Clarke arrives for the 68th Emmy Awards on September 18, 2016 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. / AFP PHOTO / Robyn BeckROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Actress of the serie "Games of Thrones" Sophie Turner arrives for the 68th Emmy Awards on September 18, 2016 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. / AFP PHOTO / Robyn BeckROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actor Peter Dinklage accepts Outstanding Drama Series for 'Game of Thrones' onstage during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: (L-R) Actors Rory McCann, Conleth Hill, Iwan Rheon, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maisie Williams, Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner and Kit Harington, winners of Best Drama Series for "Game of Thrones", pose in the press room during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Writer/producer D.B. Weiss (R) accepts Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for 'Game of Thrones' episode 'Battle of the Bastards' from actor Hank Azaria (L) during the 68th Emmy Awards show on September 18, 2016 at the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. / AFP PHOTO / Valerie MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Cast & crew of 'Game of Thrones' pose with the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series, in the press room during the 68th Emmy Awards on September 18, 2016 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J BROWNFREDERIC J BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
Writer/producers David Benioff (L) and D.B. Weiss accept the Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for "Game of Thrones" episode Battle of the Bastards during the 68th Emmy Awards show on September 18, 2016 at the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. / AFP PHOTO / Valerie MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Director Miguel Sapochnik accepts the award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for 'Game of Thrones' episode 'Battle of the Bastards' during the 68th Emmy Awards show on September 18, 2016 at the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. / AFP PHOTO / Valerie MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Cast & crew of 'Game of Thrones' pose with the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series, in the press room during the 68th Emmy Awards on September 18, 2016 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J BROWNFREDERIC J BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
Director Miguel Sapochnik accepts the award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for 'Game of Thrones' episode 'Battle of the Bastards' during the 68th Emmy Awards show on September 18, 2016 at the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. / AFP PHOTO / Valerie MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: (L-R) Actors Rory McCann, Conleth Hill, Iwan Rheon, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maisie Williams, Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner and Kit Harington, winners of Best Drama Series for "Game of Thrones", pose in the press room during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: (L-R) Actors Rory McCann, Conleth Hill, Iwan Rheon, Gwendoline Christie, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maisie Williams, Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner and Kit Harington, winners of Best Drama Series for "Game of Thrones", pose in the press room during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: (L-R) Actors Maisie Williams, Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner and Kit Harington, winners of Best Drama Series for "Game of Thrones", pose in the press room during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actors Sophie Turner (L) and Kit Harington, winners of Best Drama Series for "Game of Thrones", pose in the press room during the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
Kit Harington winner of the award for outstanding drama series for Game of Thrones poses in the press room at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Writer/producers David Benioff (4L), and D.B. Weiss (C) with cast and crew accept the award for Outstanding Drama Series for 'Game of Thrones' during the 68th Emmy Awards show on September 18, 2016 at the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. / AFP PHOTO / Valerie MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Writer/producers David Benioff (center L), and D.B. Weiss (center R) with cast and crew accept the award for Outstanding Drama Series for 'Game of Thrones' during the 68th Emmy Awards show on September 18, 2016 at the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. / AFP PHOTO / Valerie MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Writer/producers David Benioff (4L), and D.B. Weiss (2R) with cast and crew accept the award for Outstanding Drama Series for 'Game of Thrones' during the 68th Emmy Awards show on September 18, 2016 at the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. / AFP PHOTO / Valerie MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Cast and crew from the""Game of Thrones" celebrate the award for Outstanding Drama Series during the 68th Emmy Awards show on September 18, 2016 at the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. / AFP PHOTO / Valerie MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
Cast and crew from the""Game of Thrones" celebrate the award for Outstanding Drama Series during the 68th Emmy Awards show on September 18, 2016 at the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. / AFP PHOTO / Valerie MACONVALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
The cast and crew from Game of Thrones accept the award for outstanding drama series at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
The cast and crew from Game of Thrones accept the award for outstanding drama series at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
The cast and crew from Game of Thrones accept the award for outstanding drama series at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, from left, Maisie Williams, Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, and Kit Harington winners of the award for outstanding drama series for Game of Thrones pose in the press room at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus arrives at the Emmys in Los Angeles (AP)
John Travolta winner of the award for outstanding limited series for The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story poses in the press room at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus accepts the award for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series for Veep at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Winner Patton Oswalt attends IMDb Live After The Emmys, presented by TCL on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images)
Kit Harington, left, and Andy Samberg appear on stage at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Steven Moffat and crew of Sherlock: The Abominable Bride (Masterpiece) accept the award for outstanding television movie at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Winner Courtney B. Vance attends IMDb Live After The Emmys, presented by TCL on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Winner Courtney B. Vance attends IMDb Live After The Emmys, presented by TCL on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Winners Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele attend IMDb Live After The Emmys, presented by TCL on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Winners Keegan-Michael Key (R) and Jordan Peele attend IMDb Live After The Emmys, presented by TCL on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actress Connie Britton and host Dave Karger attends IMDb Live After The Emmys, presented by TCL on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Winners Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele attend IMDb Live After The Emmys, presented by TCL on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Winner Ryan Murphy, actress Connie Britton and hosts Dave Karger and Jill Kargman attend IMDb Live After The Emmys, presented by TCL on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Winners John Travolta and Ryan Murphy attend IMDb Live After The Emmys, presented by TCL on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Winners David Benioff (C) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau attend IMDb Live After The Emmys, presented by TCL on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Winner Nikolaj Coster-Waldau attends IMDb Live After The Emmys, presented by TCL on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images)
Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus poses with the Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series and Oustanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, in the press room during the 68th Emmy Awards on September 18, 2016 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J BROWNFREDERIC J BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Winner David Mandel and actor Matt Walsh attend IMDb Live After The Emmys, presented by TCL on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images)
Actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus poses with the Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series and Oustanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, in the press room during the 68th Emmy Awards on September 18, 2016 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. / AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J BROWNFREDERIC J BROWN/AFP/Getty Images
The cast and crew from Game of Thrones accept the award for outstanding drama series at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Kit Harington winner of the award for outstanding drama series for Game of Thrones poses in the press room at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Matt Damon, left, and host Jimmy Kimmel appear on stage at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Claire Danes, left, and Bryan Cranston arrive on stage to present an award at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Mandy Moore arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Larry David presents an award at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
The cast and crew from Game of Thrones accept the award for outstanding drama series at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, from left, Maisie Williams, Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, and Kit Harington winners of the award for outstanding drama series for Game of Thrones pose in the press room at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
James Corden, left, and Jeffrey Tambor, the winner of the award for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series for Transparent, walk off the stage at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Henry Winkler pays tribute to Garry Marshall at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Tom Hiddleston, left, and Priyanka Chopra appear on stage at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Lindsey Vonn arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Allison Janney appears on stage at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Sofia Vergara arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Tina Fey arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Jane Krakowski arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Matt Damon, left, embraces host Jimmy Kimmel on stage at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Michelle Dockery arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Jessie Graff arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Kiefer Sutherland presents an award at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Neve Campbell, left, and JJ Feild arrive at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus winner of the award for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series and best comedy series for Veep poses in the press room at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Ariel Winter arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Kirsten Dunst arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Ariel Winter arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Sophie Turner arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Heidi Klum arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Amy Poehler arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Maisie Williams arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Laura Carmichael arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Felicity Huffman arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Joanne Froggatt arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Winner Regina King attends IMDb Live After The Emmys, presented by TCL on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Winners Jeffrey Tambor and Jill Soloway attend IMDb Live After The Emmys, presented by TCL on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Winner Courtney B. Vance attends IMDb Live After The Emmys, presented by TCL on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Winner John Oliver and host Dave Karger attend IMDb Live After The Emmys, presented by TCL on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images)
Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin and Millie Bobby Brown
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Winners Keegan-Michael Key (R) and Jordan Peele attend IMDb Live After The Emmys, presented by TCL on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images)
Jeremy Maguire attends the Fox Emmy Awards after party on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 in Los Angeles (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Sarah Paulson attends the Governors Ball for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Outstanding Reality-Competition Program Winner for The Voice Carson Daly (L) producer Mark Burnett (R) and producing team attend IMDb Live After The Emmys, presented by TCL on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Winner Patton Oswalt attends IMDb Live After The Emmys, presented by TCL on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Winner John Oliver and host Dave Karger attend IMDb Live After The Emmys, presented by TCL on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: (L-R) Winners John Travolta, Ryan Murphy, actress Connie Britton, and host Dave Karger attend IMDb Live After The Emmys, presented by TCL on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images)

Game Of Thrones toasted a record-breaking night at the Emmys, while Dame Maggie Smith triumphed for Britain at the TV awards.

The show, based on George RR Martin's novels, has now scooped 38 Emmys, beating Frasier's record of 37 to become the most-awarded narrative show in Emmy history.

Downton Abbey actress Dame Maggie stayed away from the Los Angeles ceremony but won a best supporting actress gong for her role as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham, in the hit period drama.

Her rivals included Game Of Thrones stars Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke and Maisie Williams, but the 81-year-old went on to land another Emmy to her bulging trophy cabinet - her third for her Downton role alone.

Host Jimmy Kimmel joked during his opening monologue that the veteran actress should have made an effort to be at the event, having not attended in previous years either.

"I f you want an Emmy you better hop on a plane right now and get your Dowager Count-ass over here," he joked.

When her name was announced as winner, he walked on to the stage to take Dame Maggie's trophy, saying: "No, no, no, no, no. We're not mailing this to her. Maggie, if you want this, it'll be in the lost and found."

British comedian John Oliver, who made his name on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, won outstanding variety talk show for satirical programme Last Week Tonight.

He beat big names including James Corden, Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon to the gong.

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, the much-anticipated Victorian era-set special featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman, which left some viewers puzzled when it was broadcast on New Year's Day, received the television movie award.

Cumberbatch had been nominated for his acting role in the special, but went away empty-handed.

Sherlock writer Steven Moffat brought The Great British Bake Off controversy to a US audience when he received the award, saying : "Thank you to the BBC, who we love above all bakery. British people will get that."

Tom Hiddleston left without an award after being nominated for his role in The Night Manager, the thriller based on the John le Carre novel.

But the British-US miniseries did scoop a directing gong, for Danish filmmaker Susanne Bier.

Sky Atlantic fantasy Game Of Thrones was named best drama series and picked up gongs for outstanding writing and directing at the event in Los Angeles, although there was disappointment for British heartthrob Kit Harington as well as Headey, Clarke and Williams.

The TV drama based on the murder trial of OJ Simpson, The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, was also honoured with a host of acting awards and was named outstanding limited series .

Julia Louis-Dreyfus won an Emmy for her role in the political satire Veep, which was named best comedy series, and paid a heartfelt tribute to her father following his death on Friday.

The US star fought back tears as she collected the outstanding lead actress in a comedy series award, saying: " I'm so glad that he liked Veep because his opinion was the one that really mattered."

It is the fifth time in a row Louis-Dreyfus has won the award for her role in the US version of BBC comedy The Thick Of It.

Jeffrey Tambor won best lead actor in a comedy series for his role in the Amazon series Transparent and urged the TV industry to provide more opportunities for transgender actors.

"Please give transgender talent a chance," he said. "Give them auditions. Give them their stories."

Rami Malek was named best lead actor in a drama series for his role in Mr Robot, while Tatiana Maslany won best actress in a drama series for her performance in BBC America series Orphan Black.

The 68th Emmy Awards took place at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.

The BBC welcomed the wins for Sherlock and The Night Manager.

Charlotte Moore, Director of BBC Content, said: "Huge congratulations to Sherlock and Susanne Bier, the director of The Night Manager, for their outstanding Emmy wins.

"It's a testament to the sheer quality and excellence of their work."

Sue Vertue, executive producer for Hartswood Films, said: "Sherlock is a passion project so the work is its own reward - but it's nice that there are other rewards too. We are so glad to know that people enjoy the show almost as much as we enjoy making it."

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