Emmys: 'Big Little Lies,' 'Handmaid's Tale' Dominate Social Media

Millie Bobby Brown, Sterling K. Brown, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon also were tops on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

Big Little Lies and The Handmaid's Tale not only were big winners at Sunday night's 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards but they also dominated much of the talk about the social on social media.

The two series topped Sunday night's telecast, earning five awards each (adding to the three apiece earned at last week's Creative Arts Emmy Awards, making for a total of eight for each show).

On Twitter, The Handmaid's Tale star Elisabeth Moss' winning best lead actress in a drama was the most-tweeted moment, followed by the series' win for best drama series. In a surprise win, Moss' co-star Ann Dowd won best supporting actress in a drama, which also became the No. 5 most-tweeted moment of the night.

Coming in at No. 4 was This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown's win for best lead actor in a drama series, while No. 5 was Black Mirror: San Junipero's win for best TV movie.

Overall, the shows that garnered the most tweets during the Emmys were Black Mirror: San Junipero, Big Little Lies, Stranger Things, Handmaid's Tale and Saturday Night Live.

Big Little Lies star Nicole Kidman was not only one of the most discussed stars on the red carpet, according to Twitter, but also one of the most-tweeted-about nominees of the night. Kidman came in second to Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown among red carpet discussion, followed by Viola Davis, Issa Rae and Shailene Woodley, who noted on the carpet that she doesn't really watch TV and prefers to read.

Meanwhile, Kidman also landed at No. 2 on the list of most-tweeted-about nominees, coming in behind fellow winner Donald Glover and followed by host Stephen Colbert, Atlanta writer (and winner) Lena Waithe and Sterling K. Brown.

On Instagram, Big Little Lies was the most mentioned show, based on captions and comments, on Sunday. And star Reese Witherspoon had the most-viewed Instagram Story of the night.

Witherspoon's co-star Kidman was the most "buzzed about" actor on Instagram, followed by Millie Bobby Brown, Davis, Glover and Saturday Night Live star (and winner) Kate McKinnon.

The most-liked photos as of show's end were, in order:


On our way to the Emmys!!!

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Gracias @lorraineschwartz @mark_zunino for my #emmys2017 look!! Im ready to partyyyy

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When the AC is broken en route to the Emmy's you thank God for the ice in your drank. #emmys

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The most-liked videos, as of show's end, were, in order:


Breaking in the dancing shoes!

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Ready for the partyyy #emmys2017

A post shared by Sofia Vergara (@sofiavergara) on


Pre Emmys shmood

A post shared by Yara (يارا‎) Shahidi (@yarashahidi) on


Did I rip my pants? Find out on the red carpet. #Emmys

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Giving my entourage a final touch up with my Tempting perfume

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Meanwhile, on Facebook, the most buzzed-about moment was host Colbert's opening monologue.

The Handmaid's Tale's win foe best drama and Big Little Lies' win for best limited series came in at No. 2 and 3, respectively, while Kidman's win for best lead actress in a limited series was No. 4, followed by Sterling K. Brown's win.

Leading up to the Emmys, the nominated shows that were mentioned most often on Facebook were Veep, This Is Us and Big Little Lies.