But it was Game of Thrones that came away victorious after breaking the record for the highest number of Emmy Awards ever won by a fictional series: the HBO fantasy drama took home awards in three categories.
Here are some of our favourite red carpet looks from Emilia Clarke, Michelle Dockery and Claire Danes.
Emilia Clarke, who swept the board with her Game Of Thrones co-stars, looked flawless in a champagne-coloured Atelier Versace gown.
Downton Abbey actress Michelle Dockery wore a floor-length white and black Oscar De La Renta gown, with an Aspinal of London clutch.
Claire Danes, who was nominated for Best Actress for her role in Homeland, wore a backless floor-length gold Schiaparelli gown.
Click through for all the red carpet looks from the 2016 Emmy Awards.