Game Of Thrones scoops record Emmys

Emilia Clarke of Game Of Thrones

Epic fantasy TV drama Game Of Thrones celebrated a record-breaking night at the Emmys. The show has now scooped 38 Emmys, beating sitcom Frasier's record of 37 to become the most awarded show in Emmy's history.

Game Of thrones picked up gongs for Best Drama Series, Best Director and Outstanding Writing at the even in Los Angeles.

Elsewhere, Downtown Abbey actress Dame Maggie Smith triumphed for Britain at the TV awards, winning a Best Supporting Actress gong for her role as Violet Crawley in the hit period drama.

The People V OJ Simpson received several acting gongs and was named Outstanding Limited Series.

Former Seinfeld star Julia Louis-Drefus picked up an Emmy for the comedy satire Veep as it was named Best Comedy Series.

Jeffrey Tambor won the gong for Best Lead Actor in a comedy series for his role in the Amazone series Transparent.