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Game Of Thrones Absolutely Smashes Emmy Awards Record

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Game Of Thrones Absolutely Smashes Emmy Awards Record

Game of Thrones was undoubtedly the best thing on the telly this year IMO. Seriously, my head is still spinning from Battle of the Bastards. What a fucking episode that was!

So, it's no surprise the HBO show cleaned up at the 2016 Emmy Awards on Sunday night.

GoT was up for 24 awards at the ceremony in Los Angeles and walked away with 12, which means the show has now broken the record for the highest number of Emmy Awards won by any fictional series.

Their total number of awards now stands at 38, which means it has beaten Frasier's previous record of 37.

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GoT Showrunner David Benioff told reporters: "We love Frasier and he had a long run and we're sure someone will come along and take it from us.

"We just hope it doesn't happen until we're all dead."

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Despite taking home some of the biggest gongs of the night, actors Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke and Maisie Williams missed out in the supporting actress category.

The award for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series went to Dame Maggie Smith for her role in Downton Abbey. However, the legendary 81-year-old did not attend the ceremony.

Host Jimmy Kimmel joked: "We're not mailing this to her. Maggie, if you want this, it will be in the lost and found."

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Featured image credit: PA

Can't see Cersei letting that one lie, to be honest...

Topics: HBO, record, Game of Thrones

Sian Broderick
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