Already the top winning drama in Emmy history, Sunday's victories makes GoT now the top winning scripted show ever from the TV Academy shindig and now tied for the top winning primetime scripted show ever as it matched the trophies Frasier took home in its 1993 - 2004 run.
Downton Abbey actress Dame Maggie stayed away from the Los Angeles ceremony but won a best supporting actress gong for her role as Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham, in the hit period drama.
"Thrones" nabbed eight awards at last year's Creative Arts Emmys and four during the Emmys telecast including its first win for Best Drama, and a second prize for Supporting Actor Peter Dinklage, who previously won for his role as Tyrion Lannister in 2011.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who floundered in the presidential primary, came back Sunday night as an Uber driver to host Jimmy Kimmel ("I'm in between jobs right now", Bush says).
Sarah Paulson accepts the award for Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie for "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California, U.S., September 18, 2016.
Then in his opening monologue, Kimmel took a swipe at TV king Mark Burnett, who produced The Apprentice: "Many have asked who is to blame for Donald Trump". Our show started out as a political satire, but now feels more like a sobering documentary.
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Rami Malek won outstanding lead actor in a drama series for his role in Mr Robot, while Tatiana Maslany from Orphan Black won outstanding leading actress.
- Kimmel, sparking furrowed brows with a joke about the veteran comic, who is to go on trial in Pennsylvania next year for sexual assault.
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But things got more odd when British writer Steven Moffat, who won for "Sherlock: The Abominable Bride", tried to get into the act. "We have work to do".
"Transparent", the groundbreaking comedy from Amazon Studios about a transgender parent, had repeat winners as Jeffrey Tambor was honored for the second consecutive year for lead actor in a comedy and series creator Jill Soloway picked up her second win as director for a comedy series. She's treating us like the People's Choice Awards.
Susanne Bier was the only female nominee in the category of directing in a limited series.