What did people actually think of the 2016 Emmy nominations? You may be surprised.
Within the first two hours after the list was announced on Thursday morning, there were nearly 79,000 tweets about the nominations.
When it came to users on the social-media platform, which nominations were fans celebrating? And which ones got a thumbs-down from the internet? Did Twitter users approve of the nominations or did they feel they were wildly off?
Business Insider partnered with Amobee Brand Intelligence– a company that provides marketing insight and measures real-time content consumption across the internet, social, and mobile – to find out what people were saying and feeling about the noms on Twitter.
Here is what people really thought of the 2016 Emmy nominations:
The TV Academy got it mostly right.
- ABC/Jeff Lipsky
Sentiment around the hashtag #Emmys was 52% positive, 43% neutral, and 5% negative. That means the audience was pretty happy with the nominations.
- Craig Blankenhorn/FX
Nearly 39,000 tweets mentioned FX’s “The Americans,” which finally got a nod for best drama, alongside its stars Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys in the lead acting categories.
“Game of Thrones” is on top.
About 37,000 tweets revolved around “Game of Thrones,” which netted the most nominations this year with 23.
“Orange Is the New Black” was robbed.
There were 1,638 upset tweets about “Orange Is the New Black” being shut out of outstanding drama and actress Uzo Aduba not getting nominated in the supporting actress category.
“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” should have been recognized.
- Scott Everett White/The CW
There were 990 tweets expressing anger that The CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and its star Rachel Bloom, who won a Golden Globe Award for the role, were shut out in the best comedy and comedy actress categories.
Snubbing “Penny Dreadful” was a mistake.
- “Penny Dreadful”/Showtime
There were 684 tweets that expressed upset over the shutout of Showtime’s “Penny Dreadful” and star Eva Green from the drama and actor categories, respectively.
The Academy shouldn’t have passed on HBO’s “The Leftovers.”
- Van Redin/HBO
There were 477 tweets that expressed disappointment that “The Leftovers” didn’t get nominated for best drama.
“Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” belonged in there with the late-night boys.
There were 297 tweets around Samantha Bee’s TBS show failing to break into the late-night show category alongside a boys’ club that includes Jimmy Kimmel, Jimmy Fallon, and Bill Maher.
There’s buzz around Ellie Kemper.
- Eric Liebowitz courtesy of Netflix
There were 1,152 tweets about Ellie Kemper’s best actress nom for Netflix’s “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.”
Are viewers ready for a new comedy queen?
- Patrick Harbron/HBO
In contrast to Ellie Kemper, comedy queen and five-time winner Julia-Louis Dreyfus (now on “Veep”) was only mentioned in 423 tweets. Maybe we’re all taking her for granted.