Making appearances on the red carpet were Games of Thrones stars such as Sophie Turner, Emilia Clarke, Carice Van Houten, Kit Harington and others.
Thrones has 14 contenders across seven categories. Serial winner Peter Dinklage is a front-runner for sharp-tongued dwarf Tyrion Lannister, as is Maisie Williams as princess-turned-assassin Arya Stark. Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and Kit Harington (Jon Snow) are among the others in the running.
Rachel Brosnahan of The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and Julia Louis Dreyfus of Veep also made an impressive entry at the red carpet. Mrs Maisel -- Amazon’s story of a 1950s housewife-turned-stand up comic -- won the best comedy Emmy last year, and the second season is well-placed to add further prizes Sunday.