Sophie Turner, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington and Phoebe Waller-Bridge hit awards the Emmys 2019 red carpet in LA

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Television's hottest stars hit the red carpet in California on Sunday night for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards.

With their show clocking up 32 Emmy nominations this year (10 were won at last weekend's Creative Arts Emmys), Game of Thrones stars were out en masse for the ceremony at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.

Gwendoline Christie made a dramatic entrance in an appropriately regal white and red floor-length gown by Gucci. Christie chose to self-nominate for the Emmys, a move which put her in the category for Supporting Actress in a Drama.

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On the red carpet the actress, who plays Brienne of Tarth in the show, told People she had nominated herself as a way of "honouring and saying goodbye to this character", though added, "I truly never thought it would result in a nomination."

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Christie was joined at the ceremony by her Game of Thrones co-stars including Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke and Sophie Turner, who wore a custom pale pink Louis Vuitton column gown.

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge struck a pose with her Fleabag co-stars Andrew Scott and Sian Clifford. Speaking to reporters on the red carpet, Clifford confirmed there would be no further seasons of Fleabag: "I was pushing for a third until I saw that final episode... it just felt like the story was complete" she said.

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Jodie Comer, who stars in Waller-Bridge's Killing Eve, also attended the awards in a sleek white cut-out gown.

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Meanwhile, transgender actress Laverne Cox made a political statement with her bespoke rainbow clutch, which had the words 'October 8 Title VII Supreme Court' on the side. The words nod to a planned LGBTQ protest next month to mark the hearing of key cases relating to gender identity discrimination and sexual orientation.

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In a move from film to television, this year Amy Adams was also nominated for her turn in the HBO adaptation of Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects.

Other stars who came out on Sunday night to celebrate their shows included the casts of This Is Us, Pose, Better Call Saul and Succession.