Emmy Hall of Fame: 13 Record-Holders from TV's Biggest Night

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Even with its critically-derided final season, Game of Thrones made Emmy Awards history last year — setting the record for most Emmy nominations in a single year, tying the record for most Outstanding Drama wins, and increasing its lead in terms of total Emmys haul. And that’s not even the extent of the HBO show’s Emmy legacy.

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Netflix dominated over HBO with 160 nods, but the latter snagged the largest number of nominations per series for 'Watchmen.'

But GOT doesn’t hold the record for the TV program with the most Emmy nominations. Scroll down to see that record — and to discover who has 91 Emmy nominations and who has 31 Emmy wins!

And with the 2020 Emmys coming up on September 20, perhaps some of these records will be broken!

72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, Sunday, September 20, 8/7c, ABC

Emmy Record Holders Lorne Michaels
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Most Emmy Nominations for an Individual

Lorne Michaels (90 nominations)

Emmy Record Holders Saturday Night Live
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Most Emmy Nominations for a Program

Saturday Night Live (270 nominations)

Emmy Record Holders Sheila Nevins
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Most Emmys Won by an Individual

Documentary producer Sheila Nevins (31 wins)

Emmy Record Holders Julia Louis-Dreyfus Cloris Leachman
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Most Emmys Won by a Performer

Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Cloris Leachman (tied with 8 wins in acting categories)

Emmy Record Holders Game of Thrones
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Most Emmys Won by a Drama Series

Game of Thrones (59 wins)

Emmy Record Holders Frasier
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Most Emmys Won by a Comedy Series

Frasier (37 wins)

Emmy Record Holders The West Wing
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Most Emmys Won by a Series in Its First Season

The West Wing (9 wins in 1999)

Emmy Record Holders Game of Thrones
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Most Emmys Won by a Series in a Single Season

Game of Thrones (12 wins in 2015 and again in 2016)

Emmy Record Holders Mad Men
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Most Wins for Outstanding Drama Series

Game of Thrones, Mad Men (pictured), The West Wing, L.A. Law, and Hill Street Blues (tied with 4 wins)

Emmy Record Holders Modern Family
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Most Wins for Outstanding Comedy Series

Modern Family (pictured) & Frasier (tied with 5 wins)

Emmy Record Holders 30 Rock
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Most-Nominated Comedy Series in a Single Year

30 Rock (22 nominations in 2009)

Emmy Record Holders Game of Thrones
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Most-Nominated Drama Series in a Single Year

Game of Thrones (32 nominations in 2019)