"Game of Thrones" bagged the highest number of awards ever won by any fictional series at the Emmy Awards on Sunday. The series won in three categories, including outstanding drama series.
The HBO fantasy drama won a total of 38 awards, beating comedy show Frasier's previous record of 37. The series is now considered the most successful show in the history of Emmy. Considering its success, the series was able to prove that despite being in its sixth series, it has lost none of the momentum it has gained since it first aired in 2011.
"Game of Thrones" has been such a global phenomenon that its success has surpassed even that of HBO's biggest drama, "The Sopranos." Based on the books by George R.R. Martin, its sixth season has drawn 25.1 million audiences in the United States alone. In the United Kingdom, the latest season of the series has drawn an average of five million.
Recently, the show has been commissioned for two more seasons, ending in 2018.
"Game of Thrones" season 6 was widely acclaimed for its elevation of the Westeros women to positions of both dominance and power. In the said season, Cersei sat on the Iron Throne, Daenerys marched the battle with the Dothraki, Sansa Stark sat alongside her brothers as they ruled the North, and Arya set out on her own mission for revenge.
According to Sansa portrayer Sophie Turner, it is highly likely that the series will continue to dominate next year.
"I was actually speechless. This season is unbelievable and I think fans are going to be really satisfied. It's crazy," she said.
Aside from "Game of Thrones," "Veep," another HBO series, also made it big at the Emmy's after being named top comedy for the second straight year.