By Betsy Williams, Data Analyst
Television’s biggest night was a big topic of conversation on Facebook, with 6.9 million people driving more than 14 million interactions related to the Emmy Awards. Some of the “most social moments” were Viola Davis’ acceptance speech for Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Game of Thrones’ win for Outstanding Drama Series and Regina King’s heartfelt acceptance speech for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie.
Here are the Top 5 most buzzed-about moments, as measured by spikes in Emmy-related conversation on Facebook.
- Viola Davis wins Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
- Game of Thrones wins Outstanding Drama Series
- Regina King wins Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie
- Jon Hamm wins Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
- Tracy Morgan presents award for Outstanding Drama Series
In the US, California topped the list of states in terms of Facebook engagement related to the Emmys, followed by Illinois and New York. Here are the Top 5:
- New York
The stars were also on Facebook to celebrate. Host Andy Samberg used Live for Facebook Mentions.
“Orange is the New Black” star, Uzo Aduba, gave a stunning first look.
Heidi Klum strolled with her glam squad.
Ricky Gervais modeled a new look.
Larry Wilmore posed with his daughter.
“Transparent” star Amy Landecker rolled on the red carpet.
The Lonely Island took us inside the control room.
“Orange is the New Black” cast members took a selfie from their seats.
Seth Meyers was hanging backstage with Will Forte.
Uzo Aduba enjoyed a silly moment with her sister.
Gwen Stefani was all smiles in the car after finding out “The Voice” was an Emmy winner.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson snapped this photo with husband Justin Mikita.
The Television Academy utilized real-time video to take fans inside the experience