Game of Thrones, Emilia Clarke

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If ever characters cross paths on Game of Thrones, viewers have come to expect bloodshed. Such was not the case when the actors who play them convened at a private pre-Emmys party. Cast members including Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Rose Leslie, Iwan Rheon, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams turned out for a backyard bash Saturday, held at a mansion in Beverly Hills. Guests enjoyed a panoramic view of L.A. as they gathered by the cabana, fire pit and pool and enjoyed food and drinks.

Harington—nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category—arrived with Leslie, and it was evident the co-stars are "still very much an item," a source tells E! News exclusively. "Kit looked dapper in a nice suit and his long curly hair was slicked back and slightly tousled." Rose, meanwhile, opted a more casual look: a black maxi-dress with pointed flats. The actress wore her hair down and swept to the side. Harington and Leslie "spent some time together at the start of the party sitting closely by the fire chatting with some agents and cast-mates," the source adds. Harington, in particular, "seemed like he was in a great mood and buzzed around the party making sure to socialize with everybody," the source tells E! News, "mostly because everyone was coming up to him to congratulate him on his nod, anyway."

Game of Thrones, Kit Harington

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After making the rounds outside, Harington and Rheon "snuck into the billiards room for a friendly game of pool," the source tells E! News. "Kit walked over to the rack and they both very carefully cued up the balls on the pool table." After nearly 30 minutes of gameplay, the actors—whose onscreen rivalry finally came to an end in Season 6—"hugged each other and walked out." Later on, the show's male actors got together to take a group photo inside the mansion.

Dinklage and his wife, Erica Schmidt, "hung out" with the cast and outside "all night." Clarke, who wore a sequined cocktail dress, was one of the first guests to leave—Sunday is a big night, after all. Throughout the evening, the source says, "The drinks were flowing, and the cast genuinely seem to all be very close friends. Maisie and Sophie were glued to each other all night; they were inseparable."

Game of Thrones, Sophie Turner

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Harington left before Leslie, who continued to party with Rheon and Williams. "Before he walked out to leave," the source says, "he and Rose hugged and kissed each other goodbye."

The party will no doubt continue Sunday night, as Game of Thrones is expected to win several accolades. The show won nine awards at last weekend's Creative Arts Emmys, making it the biggest-winning drama series of all time. If it wins at least awards during tonight's 2016 Emmys, the HBO series will surpass the record for highest number of wins, beating Frasier's total of 35.

Watch E!'s live 2016 Emmy Awards red carpet coverage starting at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT on Sunday, September 18th

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