With 38 wins, HBO's Game of Thrones now holds the record for the most awarded scripted show at the Emmys. After being named the Outstanding Drama Series at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, executive producer and writer David Benioff, who took home the award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, said, "We have the best cast that I think ever has been assembled."

The record was earlier held by Frasier, which won 37 Emmys during its 11 seasons on air between 1993 and 2004. The 68th leg of American television's biggest night was held on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and was hosted by comedian Jimmy Kimmel.

The night also included a number of surprise wins, like Rami Malek for Outstanding Lead Actor in the highly regarded Mr Robot and Tatiana Maslany for Outstanding Lead Actress in Orphan Black. Other highlights include Veep actor Julia Louis-Dreyfus winning her fifth Emmy in a row for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story bagged most of the Emmys in the Limited Series category, including best miniseries and limited series, outstanding lead actor, actress and supporting actor, as well as outstanding directing and writing.

Game of Thrones had the most number of nominations this year at 23, followed by The People v OJ Simpson, which had 22.

Here are some of the major winners of the night:

  • Outstanding Drama Series: Game of Thrones
  • Outstanding Comedy Series: Veep
  • Outstanding Lead Actor (Drama Series): Rami Malek in Mr Robot
  • Outstanding Lead Actress (Drama Series): Tatiana Maslany in Orphan Black
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor (Drama Series): Ben Mendelsohn in Bloodline
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress (Drama Series): Maggie Smith in Downtown Abbey
  • Outstanding Lead Actor (Comedy Series): Jeffrey Tambor in Transparent
  • Outstanding Lead Actress (Comedy Series): Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor (Comedy Series): Louis Anderson in Baskets
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress (Comedy Series): Kate McKinnon in Saturday Night Live
  • Outstanding Limited Series: The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story
  • Outstanding Lead Actor (Limited Series): Courtney B Vance in The People v OJ Simpson
  • Outstanding Lead Actress (Limited Series): Sarah Paulson in The People v OJ Simpson
  • Outstanding Reality-Competition Programme: The Voice