Emmys: 10 Most Mentioned Show Nominees on Twitter

12:58 PM 9/21/2015

by THR Staff

'Game of Thrones' and 'Orange Is the New Black' were among the shows Twitter users were chattering about during Sunday night's awards ceremony.

Macall B. Polay/HBO

Veep and Game of Thrones may have been the big winners of Sunday night's Emmy Awards, but Orphan Black and Empire were two of the fan favorite shows also garnering buzz amongst Twitter users. Below, take a look at which Emmy-nominated programs were most mentioned on the social media site throughout the three hour-long televised ceremony.

  1. 10

    House of Cards

    913 mentions

    Courtesy of Netflix

    The Netflix series was nominated in nine categories and won two awards: outstanding guest actor in a drama series and outstanding music composition for a series.

  2. 9

    American Horror Story

    1,075 mentions

    Frank Ockenfels/FX

    AHS garnered 14 total nominations and won for outstanding prosthetic makeup for a series, limited series, movie or a special. American Horror Story: Hotel star Lady Gaga also appeared at the show as a presenter.

  3. 8

    How to Get Away With Murder

    1,308 mentions

    ABC/Mitchell Haaseth

    The ABC show won big when Viola Davis was awarded lead actress in a drama series, making history as the first black actress to win in the category.

  4. 7


    1,377 mentions


    Despite being nominated in three categories, including lead actress in a drama series, Empire didn't take home any Emmy awards on Sunday night.

  5. 6

    Mad Men

    1,630 mentions

    Justina Mintz/AMC

    Though the AMC series didn't take home the Emmy for outstanding drama series its last eligible year, Jon Hamm landed his first win for lead actor in a drama series.

  6. 5

    Saturday Night Live

    1,801 mentions

    Courtesy of NBC Universal

    The NBC sketch show was vying for eight awards and won in two categories: outstanding hairstyling for a multi-camera series or special and outstanding technical direction, camerawork, video control for a series.

  7. 4

    Orange Is the New Black

    2,487 mentions


    The Netflix series, up for four Emmys, won the award for supporting actress in a drama series for Uzo Aduba's performance as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren.

  8. 3


    2,535 mentions

    Patrick Harbron

    Veep had a big night, winning five Emmys in major categories including outstanding comedy series and lead actress in a comedy series.

  9. 2

    Orphan Black

    2,632 mentions

    BBC America

    Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany was up against Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson among others for lead actress in a drama series (Davis ultimately took home the award).

  10. 1

    Game of Thrones

    5,571 mentions


    Game of Thrones took home 12 total Emmys, including outstanding drama series, setting a record for the most wins by a series in a single year.