Game of Thrones, Veep, and The People vs. OJ Simpson were the biggest winners at Sunday’s Emmy ceremony, winning Drama, Comedy, and Limited Series. Game of Thrones was the night’s biggest winner with 12 awards, bringing its series total to 38. That breaks Frasier’s record for the most awards ever won by a Drama or Comedy series, and the show has two, albeit abbreviated, seasons left to catch Saturday Night Live which has the overall record with 44.
Veep’s continual Emmy domination is in the tradition of lazy Emmy voting that leads to repeat winners year-after-year (a trend that’s gotten much better on the dramatic side, but really did Ben Mendelsohn deserve another win? He was more of a guest star in Bloodline’s second season.). Its wins this year bother me less than when it has been inexplicably lauded over better shows like 30 Rock and Parks & Recreation. The state of the comedy on TV, at this point, has degraded to the level where I don’t think any current show is worthy of recognition.
Check out the list of major winners below including much deserved wins for Sherlock and John Oliver. The People vs. OJ Simpson was given five much-deserved major wins for limited series and for series stars Courtney B. Vance, Sarah Paulson, and Sterling K. Brown. By the way, how is Fargo still considered a “limited series” when production is starting on its third season? Such are the baffling ways of the Emmys. Continue reading 2016 Emmy Winners List: Game of Thrones is the Most Decorated Drama of All-Time!!!