All the changes the television academy made definitely worked in Game of Thrones' favor. The HBO drama swept the Emmys, winning 12 awards out of 24 total nominations.

The previous record was held by The West Wing, which won nine Emmys in 2000. But thanks to some major wins, including for Outstanding Directing and Writing in Drama for "Mother's Mercy," Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama for Peter Dinklage and Outstanding Drama Series, Game of Thrones broke the record harder than Khaleesi plans on breaking that wheel.

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If only Jon Snow were around to celebrate...