How the 2016 #Emmys played out on Twitter

By ‎@caithood‎
Monday, 19 September 2016

The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards honored the best in television, and fans from all over the world turned to Twitter to join the conversation about their favorite TV stars. Whether Tweeting from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles or from the couch at home, people came together on Twitter to capture their predictions, reactions, and excitement about the show.

Twitter is where people discuss what’s happening on TV, and this year’s Emmy Awards were no exception. See below for data around the conversation on Twitter:

Here are the most-discussed moments of the evening:

  1. @TatianaMaslany wins lead actress in a drama
  2. @ItsRamiMalek wins lead actor in a drama
  3. @GameOfThrones wins best drama
  4. @VeepHBO wins best comedy
  5. @MsSarahPaulson wins best actress in a limited series

Here are the night’s most Tweeted-about stars:

  1. @TatianaMaslany
  2. @MsSarahPaulson
  3. @ItsRamiMalek
  4. Kate McKinnon
  5. Julia Louis-Dreyfus (@OfficialJLD)

Here are the most-Tweeted about TV shows:

  1. @GameOfThrones
  2. @OrphanBlack
  3. @whoismrrobot
  4. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (@ACSFX)
  5. @VeepHBO

As always, the nominees and attendees documented themselves getting ready for the night on Twitter:



You can find photos of the Emmys everywhere, but Twitter is where you’ll find the Emmys conversation. #SmartGirlsAsk, (pioneered by Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls and Twitter was launched on last year’s red carpet in partnership with the Television Academy), returned to the Emmys this year to elevate the types of questions asked of celebrities on the red carpet and beyond. See below for Tweeted questions and answers from some of the biggest stars:




Breakout stars from Netflix’s newest hit series, ‘Stranger Things,’ Tweeted using a custom ‘Stranger Things’ themed overlay:


The Television Academy captured some of the best audience moments of the night via these GIFs:




Stars were live-Tweeting the show all night long. See some of the many Tweets stars sent from their couches at home, the seats of Microsoft Theater, and even from the stage!