Can You Guess Which Show Has The Most Emmy Wins In History?
The 71st Primetime Emmys are in full swing. While this year’s Emmy Awards are set to honor the best and brightest in current television programming, the awards ceremony has honored plenty of famed television shows and characters in the past. In fact, several shows and characters have taken home an impressive number of awards, but the show that currently holds the record for the most wins might surprise you.
What show has won the most Emmys ever?
Saturday Night Live is the show with the most Emmy wins ever. The iconic show has been on the air since 1974. So far, 45 seasons have aired, and the show has been awarded 65 Emmy wins. The show and its cast have been nominated a staggering 260 times over the years, according to the official Emmys website.
Saturday Night Live also has the chance to add three additional trophies to their tally. While they came up empty in the Oustanding Guest actor and actress categories, three of the show’s nominated categories have yet to be announced. Kate McKinnon is nominated for Oustanding Supporting Actress in a comedy series. The show is also nominated for Oustanding Variety Series. The NBC staple is also nominated in the Oustanding Writing for a Variety Series category.
Game of Thrones Dethroned Fraiser for the second spot
Saturday Night Live is more than a television series at this point; it is an institution. The length of its run explains the plethora of awards it has received. There are several series that have had much shorter runs that have amassed plenty of Emmy wins and nominations. Fraiser, for years, was seated directly behind Saturday Night Live for the most awards given to a single show.
The comedy series starring Kelsey Grammer ran from 1993 until 2004 amassed 37 Emmy wins. The show was nominated a staggering 108 times and took home the Oustanding Comedy Series prize four times. Grammer garnered four wins for his portrayal of Dr. Fraiser Crane. David Hyde Pierce, famed for his role as Dr. Niles Crane, was also honored with four wins.
In 2018 Game of Thrones overtook Fraiser for the coveted spot behind Saturday Night Live. This year, the show has added additional trophies to its tally. Before the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards air on Sept. 22, the show has taken home 57 Emmys. HBO’s iconic fantasy series has been nominated 160 times.
How many more awards could Game of Thrones receive?
Game of Thrones may have officially wrapped its final season, but that doesn’t mean it’s done racking up Emmy Awards. The iconic show is nominated in several major categories that have yet to be announced. The series is currently nominated for Oustanding Drama Series, which may be the biggest prize of the evening. The series will be battling against Ozarks and Bodyguard, both of which are critically-acclaimed series from Netflix. It will also compete against Better Call Saul, killing Eve, Pose, Succession and This is Us.
The cast of the famed series are also up for several awards that could add to the show’s tally. Sophie Turner, Gwendoline Christie, Lena Headley, and Maisie Williams are all competing in the Outstanding Supporting Actress category. The series also has three actors nominated in the Oustanding Supporting Actor category. Kit Harrington is seeking a win in the Oustanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series category, while Emilia Clarke is nominated in the Oustanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category.