This year’s Emmy Awards paid great dividends for Asia’s Pay-TV operators. The annual awards show, held in Los Angeles on Sunday, saw top honours given to drama series from both the big players and the new. HBO Asia’s shows won a combined total of 19 awards, the most out of all Pay-TV operators in the region. Last year’s hit Boardwalk Empire, had the biggest haul out of any one programme, winning eight. Game Of Thrones, which premiered in August, was crowned with two. Period drama series Downton Abbey, which airs on Diva Universal, won six awards, the second highest tally of awards. The Kennedys, History channel’s first ever scripted format which premiered in Asia on 19 September, commanded four wins. On the comedy front; Fox International Channels’ (FIC) Modern Family, which airs on Fox channel in Asia, won five awards including Outstanding Comedy Series.