Game Of Thrones dominates Emmy Awards

Peter Dinklage

Game of Thrones has made history at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards by winning an unprecedented 12 gongs,  the most awards for any series in one year.

The HBO produced series beat Mad Men to take the prestigious Best Drama award.

Game Of Thrones actor Peter Dinklage (pictured) won outstanding supporting actor in a drama series.

The show also won outstanding directing for a drama series (David Nutter, Mother's Mercy) and outstanding writing for a drama series (David Benioff and D.B.Weiss).

 The award ceremony in Los Angeles was hosted by comedian and Emmy-nomination collector Andy Samberg.

But it was a disappointing night for British TV talent, as shows like Downton Abbey walked away empty-handed.

Viola Davis made Emmy history by becoming the first black actress to win the outstanding lead actress in a drama series award.

Mad Men star Jon Hamm picked up the Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a drama series after seven previous nominations for the show.  

Outstanding Drama Series
Game Of Thrones

Outstanding Lead Actress
Viola Davis - How To Get Away With Murder

Outstanding Comedy Series

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Jeffrey Tambor - Transparent

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Julia Louis Dreyfuss - Veep