Who Won the 2017 Emmys on IMDb?by IMDb Editors | last updated - 8 months ago
We've analyzed our data to see which Emmy-nominated shows, stars, and presenters were trending on IMDb on the day of the awards show, Sept. 17, 2017. Based on pageviews from 4 to 9 p.m. PT, here are the people who trended at the top for the longest period of time on IMDb. — Tony Stasiek
10. Reed Morano
Time as top trending name: 00:08:30 (8 minutes and 30 seconds)
Twenty-six individuals topped IMDb's trending list from 4 to 9 p.m. PT during the 69th Emmy Awards, based on pageviews, and none may have sprung into our consciousness as quickly as Morano's. Gaining hardware for directing the pilot for Hulu's "The Handmaid's Tale" — christened Outstanding Drama Series this year — she's the first woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series since Mimi Leder won for "ER" in 1995. As she told IMDb correspondent Dave Karger after receiving the Emmy, her next project is the film The Rhythm Section, starring Blake Lively.
9. Cicely Tyson
Time as top trending name: 00:09:00
There's a strong chance some folks turned to IMDb to answer the "Who's that?" question when Tyson took the stage to present the Outstanding Limited Series Emmy, which "Big Little Lies" won. What they found: Not only is Tyson a three-time Emmy winner, but she also is the first black woman to have a recurring role on a network TV show ("East Side/West Side," 1963 to 1964).
8. John Lithgow
Time as top trending name: 00:09:30
Winston Churchill shoutouts are few and far between in awards shows, but Lithgow shared the love with the deceased prime minister he portrayed in "The Crown" in his award-winning turn. Lithgow is a familiar face on this stage, as his Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series marks his sixth win. Three were for his starring role in "3rd Rock from the Sun."
7. Laura Dern
Time as top trending name: 00:11:00
Dern's Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie win for HBO's "Big Little Lies" was 25 years in the making, with the actress picking up her first Emmy in six nominations. After nabbing her statuette, Dern sat down with IMDb special correspondent Dave Karger to share just how much her fans have related to Renata, her "Big Little Lies" character.
6. Donald Glover
Time as top trending name: 00:15:30
The "Atlanta" star and creator had some serious stage time, not only winning for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series but also taking home the Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series. He's the first black director to win in the comedy category, which he spoke of during IMDb LIVE After the Emmys.
5. Anna Chlumsky
Time as top trending name: 00:19:30
Chlumsky, who co-hosted the Emmy nominations telecast with Shemar Moore back in July, joined her "Veep" castmates and crew to celebrate the show's third-straight Outstanding Comedy Series win. But we suspect her tenure atop IMDb's popularity list came via her memorable reaction to former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer's surprise cameo early in the broadcast.
4. Alexander Skarsgård
Time as top trending name: 00:31:30
Wisely, the Swedish "Big Little Lies" actor sensed America was going to be like, "Skarsgård?!? We are NOT giving an Emmy to Pennywise from It, y'all." So he said, "Nah, that's my brother Bill. See, I'm the Skarsgård who rocks the dope Clark Gable mustache, not the, like, clown makeup.
"Also: You're totally gonna hate my character, too."
3. Millie Bobby Brown
Time as top trending name: 0:32:30
The 13-year-old "Stranger Things" star did not end up making history as the youngest Emmy-winner of all time. But the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series nominee still captivated IMDb's audience enough to be the No. 1 trending name on IMDb, based on pageviews, for more than a half-hour during the Emmys telecast. "Stranger Things," with 18 nominations, was shut out of acting categories after nabbing five wins in Emmys categories awarded prior to the telecast. The series may have a chance again soon, with Season 2 set to hit Netflix on Oct. 27.
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2. Ann Dowd
Time as top trending name: 00:35:30
Winning Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for "The Handmaid's Tale," Dowd gave a tearful acceptance speech that made Oprah Winfrey cry and helped console fans of the other show for which she was nominated, HBO's since-concluded "The Leftovers." Check our her post-awards interview with IMDb.
1. Elisabeth Moss
Time as top trending name: 00:58:30
Wins abound for Moss: She led the night in bleeped-out acceptance-speech passages, took home Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her role in "The Handmaid's Tale," and was the top trending name on IMDb for just shy of an hour during our Emmys telecast window. In all, a great haul for Moss, who came into the night with no Emmy wins in seven prior nominations.