These Emmy Awards Moments and Celebrities Captivated Facebook, Twitter Users

The Television Academy’s and CBS’ Backstage Live! show on Facebook Live topped the 2 million view mark

The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were handed out Sunday night
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Host Stephen Colbert’s opening monologue sparked the most conversation on Facebook during the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, while the most-tweeted-about moment was Elizabeth Moss winning the award for Best Lead Actress, Drama.

The top five buzzworthy moments on Facebook from Sunday night’s event were:

  1. Colbert’s opening monologue
  2. The Handmaid’s Tale winning Best Drama Series
  3. Big Little Lies winning Best Limited Series
  4. Nicole Kidman winning Best Lead Actress in a Limited Series for her role in Big Little Lies
  5. Sterling K. Brown wins Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series for his role in This Is Us

And the five most-tweeted about moments were:

  1. Moss wins Best Lead Actress, Drama
  2. The Handmaid’s Tale wins Best Drama Series
  3. Sterling K. Brown wins Best Lead Actor, Drama
  4. Black Mirror: San Junipero wins Best Television Movie
  5. Ann Dowd wins Best Supporting Actress, Drama

The most-tweeted-about stars on the red carpet were:

  1. Millie Bobby Brown
  2. Kidman
  3. Viola Davis
  4. Issa Rae
  5. Shailene Woodley

The most-tweeted-about TV shows Sunday night were:

  1. Black Mirror: San Junipero
  2. Big Little Lies
  3. Stranger Things
  4. The Handmaid’s Tale
  5. Saturday Night Live

The most-tweeted-about nominees were:

  1. Donald Glover
  2. Kidman
  3. Colbert
  4. Lena Waithe
  5. Sterling K. Brown

The Television Academy’s and CBS’ Backstage Live! show on Facebook Live topped the 2 million view mark.