Congratulations, #Emmys! Social media loved you!
Certainly, there was a great deal of praise for the winners, starting with Viola Davis, who became the first African-American woman to win lead actress in a drama.
Besides the rousing ovation she got inside L.A.’s Microsoft Theater, there were all the fans chiming in on Twitter — including Oprah Winfrey, who knows a thing or two about breaking down barriers.
“Wow , WOW! Another proud to spell my name W.O.M.A.N. Moment. Thank you @violadavis,” she tweeted.
Idris Elba, who has been at the center of some social chatter himself — to make the British actor the first black James Bond — also spoke up.
“Congrats Viola, truly an inspiration to many. Well done, so proud of you.” he wrote.
“Transparent’s” Jeffrey Tambor, a longtime runner-up who finally took home the big prize (for actor in a drama), also had plenty of fans on social media.
“That was such a lovely Tambor speech, thanking the trans community for their patience and their bravery. Excited for S2,” wrote The New Yorker’s Emily Nussbaum.
Actress Madeline Brewer was simply ecstatic.
But perhaps Joshua Topolsky, who oversees the “Tomorrow” podcast, was a little too enthusiastic.
“Tambor could definitely EGOT,” he tweeted, using the shorthand for winning the four big entertainment prizes, the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. If that’s to happen, Tambor, 71, had better get moving: Now that he has his first Emmy, he still has the Grammy, Oscar and Tony to go.
Tracy Morgan’s appearance got a number of people emotional.
“I have cried laughing because of Tracy Morgan before. Now, not laughing. Welcome back,” wrote EW’s Darren Franich.
Of course, for all the good vibes, what would social media be without carping and complaining? And what would In Memoriam, the annual segment honoring those who have died in the past year, be without people carping and complaining? (Like, where was Yvonne Craig? And how about Christopher Lee?)
The two are made for each other, and Twitter didn’t disappoint.
“Simpsons” writer/producer Mike Scully noted puckishly that he got in just under the wire.
Sometimes, however, it’s best to be overlooked. Take it from 93-year-old Carl Reiner. The TV legend — “Your Show of Shows” performer and writer, “Dick Van Dyke Show” producer, “2000-Year-Old Man” questioner — was just happy not to be there.
“In watching the Emmy Awards I felt the same thrill I felt viewing the Oscars,” he wrote, “when, in the Memoriam, Carl Reiner was not mentioned.”