HBO Wins 22 Emmy Awards

Premium cable network HBO received 22 Primetime Emmy Awards, the most of any network for the 15th year in a row, at Sunday night’s 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards competition in Los Angeles. “Game of Thrones” led all programming with 12 Emmys and set a record for most Emmy wins ever by a show with 38, breaking the previous record held by Frasier with 37.

HBO’s Emmy wins this year include:

*           12 Emmys for “Game of Thrones,” including Outstanding Drama Series; Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Miguel Sapochnik); Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss); Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More); Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series; Outstanding Costumes for a Period/Fantasy Series, Limited Series or Movie; Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series; Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic); Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special; Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour); Outstanding Special Visual Effects; and Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series or Movie.

*           3 Emmys for “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver,” including Outstanding Variety Talk Series; Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series; and Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming.

*           3 Emmys for “Veep,” including Outstanding Comedy Series; Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Julia Louis-Dreyfus); and Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series.

*           1 Emmy for “Girls”: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (Peter Scolari).

*           1 Emmy for “Jim: The James Foley Story”: Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking.

*           1 Emmy for “Project Greenlight”: Outstanding Picture Editing for an Unstructured Reality Program.

*           1 Emmy for “VICE: Fighting ISIS”: Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Nonfiction Program (Single or Multi-Camera).

HBO is a division of Time Warner and together with Cinemax have over 131 million subscribers worldwide.