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Record-breaking night for Game of Thrones at the Emmys

Game Of Thrones has broken the record for most Emmy Awards won by a fictional series, after the fantasy show picked up three gongs on Sunday night.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maisie Williams, Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner and Kit Harington with the awards won by Game Of Thrones at the Emmys. Credit: PA

The HBO series filmed in Northern Ireland was named best drama series and also picked up gongs for outstanding writing and directing to become the most-awarded narrative show in Emmy history.

The show, based on George RR Martin's novels, took its tally to 38 Emmy wins, beating Frasier's record of 37.

The stars of The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, were also honoured with a host of acting awards, with Sarah Paulson, Courtney B Vance and Sterling K Brown picking up awards for their roles in the show.

The television drama, based on the murder trial of OJ Simpson, was named outstanding limited series.

There was also British success for Dame Maggie Smith, comedian John Oliver and BBC drama Sherlock.

The 68th Emmy Awards, hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel, took place at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.

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