Game of Thrones has broken the record for most Emmys won by of any series of fiction.
The HBO fantasy drama won in three categories at the ceremony on Sunday, including outstanding drama series.
The total number of samples of awards now stands at 38, which means he has beaten Frasier previous record of 37.
British winners this year included-Dame Maggie Smith, who won supporting actress in a drama series for his role in Downton Abbey.
Give me the third time Maggie has won an Emmy Award for his portrayal of Violet Crawley, but has never attended the ceremony in person.
Host Jimmy Kimmel joked: “We’re not mailing this to your Maggie, if you want this, you will be in the lost and found.”.
One of BBC Sherlock was named best film made for TV special episode for The Abominable girlfriend. Susanne Bier, the Danish director of the spy movie BBC the night manager, won best director in a limited series.
Bier, who was the only female candidate in the category, told BBC Breakfast: “This is a very traditional world of men, and I hope that the fact that a director has won this prestigious award will mean that more unconventional series and films will be directed by women. ”
John Oliver won best talk-variety series for HBO week last night, beating his British fellow nominee James Corden, who was nominated for the Late Late Show.
Veep won the award for outstanding comedy series for the second consecutive year, while its star Julia Louis-Dreyfus won outstanding actress comedy lead for the fifth time.
In his acceptance speech, Louis-Dreyfus, said: “Our program began as political satire, but now feels like a documentary to think.” She dedicated her award to her father, who died on Friday.
Tony Hale, who plays President personal assistant Gary Walsh in Veep, won in the category of actor exceptional cast.
Outstanding comedy actor Gong went to Jeffrey Tambor, who plays a transgender woman in transparent Amazon series for the second consecutive year.
In accepting the award, Drum encouraged the industry to provide more opportunities for the trans community.
“I would not be happy if I was the last male cisgender to play a transgender woman on television. We have work to do,” he said.
Rami Malek won outstanding lead actor in a drama series for his role in Mr Robot, while Tatiana Maslany Orphan Black won outstanding leading actress.
Other big winners of the night included The People vs. OJ Simpson – a dramatization of the OJ Simpson trial of the 1990s, which was broadcast on BBC Two in the UK.
The program won five trophies including the limited number of reimbursement plus acting gongs for Sarah Paulson, Sterling K Brown and Courtney B. Vance.
Netflix series master of none scored his first Emmy Award, outstanding writing for a comedy series win.
co-writer of the series Alan Yang called for better representation of Asia on the screen in his acceptance speech.
Elsewhere, the voice took home the award for best series of reality competition, beating Project Runway and dancing with the stars.
Kimmel made several references to diversity during the ceremony in the light of the controversy “as white Oscar” earlier this year.
“Here in Hollywood all who value diversity is congratulating ourselves as we value diversity,” he said in his opening monologue.
“The Emmys are so diverse this year the Oscars are telling people that we are one of his closest friends.”
Last weekend, Game of Thrones dominated the Creative Emmy Awards, picking up nine awards for technical achievement.