George RR Martin and Sophie Turner

George RR Martin and Sophie Turner

'Game of Thrones' was the big winner at the 2016 Emmys Awards on Sunday night (18.09.16).

The popular HBO series - which is created by George RR Martin - picked up 12 of the 24 awards it was nominated for including the coveted Best Drama for the second year in a row.

The hit show - which stars the likes of Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner and Kit Harrington - broke the record at the annual glamorous ceremony, which was held in Los Angeles, California, after it nabbed the prestigious gong once again.

Despite missing out on half of the awards it was up for, it still managed to break a record by taking its total ever number of Emmys to 39 - beating the sitcom 'Frasier' by just one with its impressive 38 trophies.

Upon hearing the news that 'Game of Thrones' had won Best Drama, co-writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss rushed to the stage to collect their prize to make a speech.

David couldn't resist singling out his wife Amanda Peet and three children Frankie, 13, Molly, six, and Henry, 21 months.

He said as he clutched his gong: "Amanda Peet, it's our 10th anniversary in a week. Ten years of non-stop fun. I love you so much. Henry, Frankie, Molly, I love you three so much and I'm so sorry I'm going away next week, and I'm sorry."

While David had pulled out all the stops with his emotional speech, his co-writer D.B. went for a more subtle approach.

Addressing his wife Andrea and two children, he said: "Andrea, Leo, Hugo, you're the reason I get up in the morning. I love you all very much."

Along with Best Drama, 'GOT' also won Best Directing for a Drama Series for Miguel Sapochnik's work and David and D.B. also won Best Writing for a Drama Series.

Other winners included 'Downton Abbey's Dame Maggie Smith, 'The Voice USA' and 'The Night Manager'.

The full list of Emmy 2016 winners are as follows:

Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series - Louie Anderson - 'Baskets'

Writing for a Comedy Series - Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang - 'Master Of None'

Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series - Kate McKinnon - 'Saturday Night Live'

Directing for a comedy series - Jill Soloway - 'Transparent'

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series - Julia Louis-Dreyfus - 'Veep'

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series - Jeffrey Tambor - 'Transparent'

Reality-Competition Programme - The Voice'

Writing for a limited series, movie or dramatic special - D.V. DeVincentis - 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story'

Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie - Regina King - 'American Crime'

Directing for a limited series, movie or dramatic special - Susanne Bier - 'The Night Manager'

Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie - Sterling K. Brown - 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story'

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie -Sarah Paulson - 'The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story'

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie - Courtney B. Vance - 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story'

TV Movies - 'Sherlock: The Abominable Bride'

Limited Series - 'The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story'

Writing for a Variety Special - ;Patton Oswalt: Talking For Clapping'

Variety Talk Series - 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver'

Directing for a Variety Special - Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski - 'Grease: Live'

Variety sketch series - 'Key & Peele'

Writing for a Drama Series - David Benioff and D.B. Weiss - 'Game Of Thrones'

Supporting Actress In A Drama Series - Dame Maggie Smith - 'Downton Abbey'

Directing for a Drama Series - Miguel Sapochnik - Game Of Thrones'

Supporting Actor In A Drama Series - Ben Mendelsohn, 'Bloodline'

Lead Actor in a Drama Series- Rami Malek - 'Mr. Robot'

Lead Actress in a Drama Series - Tatiana Maslany - 'Orphan Black'

Comedy Series - 'Veep'

Drama Series - 'Game of Thrones'


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