Who Won the Emmys on IMDb?

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 3 months ago

We've analyzed our data to see which Emmy-nominated shows and stars were trending on IMDb on the Sunday of the telecast, Sept. 18, 2016. Based on pageviews from 4 to 11 p.m. PST, here are the people who trended at the top for the longest period of time on IMDb. — Sara Bibel

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Jeffrey Tambor at an event for The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards (2016)

Rank: 10 (tie) Jeffrey Tambor

Length of time at #1: 13 Minutes

Tambor won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy for the second consecutive year for his performance as Maura on "Transparent." In his moving speech, the actor said he hoped he would be the last cisgender performer cast as a transgender character.

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Constance Zimmer at an event for The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards (2016)

Rank: 10 (tie) Constance Zimmer

Length of time at #1: 13 Minutes

Zimmer was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama for her work as Quinn on "UnREAL," a series set behind-the-scenes of a reality show similar to "The Bachelor." Though she did not win, Zimmer did generate buzz for a tense red carpet interview with "The Bachelor" host Chris Harrison, who has been a vocal critic of the show.

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Sarah Paulson at an event for The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards (2016)

Rank: 10 (tie) Sarah Paulson

Length of time at #1: 13 Minutes

Paulson's win in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie category for her portrayal of Marcia Clark in "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" was expected. Paulson brought the real Clark with her to the ceremony, and addressed her in her emotional acceptance speech, apologizing for misjudging her back in the 1990s during the Simpson trial.

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Louie Anderson, Anthony Anderson, and Tracee Ellis Ross at an event for The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards (2016)

Rank: 7 (tie) Louie Anderson

Length of time at #1: 19 Minutes

Anderson was a surprise winner for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy for playing Mrs. Basket on "Baskets." Since the show is relatively obscure, and few people had any idea that the comedian played a female character on it, a lot of users were interested in learning more.

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Regina King at an event for The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards (2016)

Rank: 7 (tie) Regina King

Length of time at #1: 19 Minutes

King, who won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie for a second consecutive year for her work on anthology series "American Crime," was one of several actors to reference political and social issues in her acceptance speech. She also got a big laugh for joking that she was glad there were no nominees from "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" in her category.

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Sterling K. Brown at an event for The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards (2016)

Rank: 5 Sterling K. Brown

Length of time at #1: 28 Minutes

The actor beat two of his better-known "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" castmates — John Travolta and David Schwimmer — in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie category. In his emotional speech, he thanked voters for "checking the box" for him even though they might not have known who he was. IMDb users who were in the same boat visited his page to learn more.

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Maisie Williams at an event for The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards (2016)

Rank: 4 Maisie Williams

Length of time at #1: 36 minutes

The Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama nominee did not win, but joined the rest of the "Game of Thrones" cast onstage when the show won Outstanding Drama Series. Earlier, on the red carpet, she and castmate Sophie Turner generated a lot of press when they debuted matching "07.08.09" tattoos, commemorating the day they were respectively cast as sisters Arya and Sansa Stark.

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Emilia Clarke at an event for The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards (2016)

Rank: 3 Emilia Clarke

Length of time at #1: 48 minutes

Clark, who plays Daenerys Targaryen on "Game of Thrones," has long been one of the most popular actresses on IMDb. She ranks in the top 25 on STARmeter nearly every week. The Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama nominee generated headlines for a red carpet interview in which she revealed that "Game of Thrones" Season 7 will feature an epic battle scene.

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Rami Malek at an event for The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards (2016)

Rank: 2 Rami Malek

Length of time at #1: 75 minutes

Malek won Outstanding Actor in a Drama for his portrayal of Elliot Alderson on "Mr. Robot." While plenty of pundits thought the 35-year-old actor had a shot at winning, Malek seemed shocked when he took the stage. "Mr. Robot" is a popular series on IMDb, currently ranking fifth on our Most Popular TV Shows list. The show's fans spent a lot of time on his IMDb page, where they could find photos of his win and information about the actor.

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Kiefer Sutherland and Tatiana Maslany at an event for The 68th Primetime Emmy Awards (2016)

Rank: 1 Tatiana Maslany

Length of time at #1: 92 minutes

Maslany's win for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series was the biggest surprise of the night and it topped our Emmys trends. Fans of "Orphan Black" have long argued that she has the most challenging role on television because she plays numerous characters on the show. However, the show has a small audience, so many Emmy viewers were likely unfamiliar with her work and wanted to find out more about the actress. That is probably why Maslany trended longer than any other Emmy nominee.