James Corden teased fans with a sneak peek of his Emmy Awards look shortly before the ceremony got underway, sharing a photo showing him dressed in a cheerleading costume.
"I'm the only nominee at the #Emmys wearing this right now!" the star tweeted. Thankfully, James was only joking – he posed on the red carpet in a sharp black tuxedo, next to his wife Julia Carey.
Host Jimmy Kimmel takes his responsibilities as host very seriously; the TV star enlisted his mum to make 7,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to stop the audience from getting hungry on Sunday night, and had the kids from Stranger Things hand them out – on bikes!
It was a bittersweet night for Julia Louis-Dreyfus. The Veep star took home her seventh Emmy Award, but is also mourning the death of her beloved father William, who passed away on Friday.
"I'm, so glad he liked Veep, because his opinion was the one that really mattered," the actress said at the end of her touching acceptance speech.
Matt Damon's faux-feud with Jimmy Kimmel continues! The actor appeared on stage moments after Jimmy lost out on the Outstanding Variety Series prize, and couldn't help but rub it in. "You probably just want to go home and curl up and cry," he told the host. "You're a pretty big loser…"
Tom Hiddleston was among those who hit the red carpet at the 2016 Emmy Awards – his first official public appearance since his split from Taylor Swift earlier this month. The actor, who was nominated for his role in The Night Manager, was all smiles as he posed for photographers, before heading inside for the ceremony.
Dame Maggie Smith took home the trophy for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series at the 2016 Emmy Awards for her role playing Violet Crawley in Downton Abbey. Unfortunately the British star couldn't make it to the show herself, and since host Jimmy had himself lost out on an award, he decided to take the trophy for himself.
"No, no, no!" he interrupted. "We're not mailing this to her. Maggie, if you want this, it will be in the lost and found."
Sarah Paulson took home her very first Emmy for her portrayal of Marcia Clark in The People v OJ Simpson on Sunday. The actress had brought along Marcia as her plus-one for the ceremony, and dedicated her award in her honour.
Sarah moved Marcia to tears as she described her as a "complicated, whip-smart, giant-hearted mother of two who woke up every day, put both feet on the floor and dedicated herself to righting an unconscionable wrong" in her acceptance speech.
"I, along with the rest of the world, had been superficial and careless in my judgment," Sarah said. "I'm glad to be able to stand here today in front of everyone and tell you I'm sorry."
It was a big night for Game of Thrones. After winning three awards on Sunday night, the HBO show pushed its total number of Emmys to 38 – one more than Frasier – making it the most ever for a primetime programme.