The HBO epic took home the Best Drama Series prize for the second year in a row, along with trophies for both writing and directing for a drama series. By the end of the night, the show had collected three Emmy awards (in addition to the 9 it won at the Creative Arts Emmys last weekend) and broke the record for most Emmy-awarded program of all time with 38 total wins. The show was just two awards short of breaking John Adams' record for most awarded program in a single year
The Emmy gold shower comes just after Game of Thrones announced that it would be pushing back its production schedule for its shortened seventh season. The later production date, and thus later premiere, will put Game of Thrones out of contention for next year's awards.
That gap opens a lot of doors for series that were previously overlooked. The Americans managed to grab a surprising, but very deserving, nomination in the drama category this year, along with acting nods for its leads Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys. With Game of Thrones out of the way next year, The Americans could return to take the top prize, which would be a first drama series trophy for FX.
What did you think of Game of Thrones' wins?