‘Game of Thrones’ Breaks Emmy Record for Most Wins by a Show in 1 Year

Win for best directing for a drama series seals the deal

Last Updated: September 20, 2015 @ 8:43 PM

“Game of Thrones” made history on Sunday, officially winning the most Emmys any show has ever won in a single year.

The show won for Best Writing for a Drama series (David Benioff and DB Weiss), Best Directing for a Drama Series (David Nutter), Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage), and Best Drama Series.

Following the shows eight wins at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sept. 12, it now holds the record with 12 statuettes. The record was previously held by “West Wing,” which took home nine awards in 2000.

Lena Headey was up for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, but lost that award to “Orange Is the New Black” star Uzo Aduba. To date, “Game of Thrones” has been nominated for 42 Emmys over its five seasons on the air, winning 25.

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