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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The 67th annual Emmy Awards may not have broken records for viewership, but the shows that won awards are likely to sustain their popularity.
Sunday's Emmys was largely devoid of complaints from critics and viewers historically quick to condemn mediocre emcees and questionable winners. According to marketing technology company Amobee Brand Intelligence, the sentiment around the #Emmys hashtag on Twitter was 44% positive, 48% neutral and 8% negative. No bad all things considered.
Despite a wide assortment of nominees, critics and viewers generally agreed with the Academy’s votes for the night’s biggest awards. Unfortunately, the show itself drew the program's worst ratings on record. Sunday’s telecast, meanwhile, was watched by only 11.9 million viewers, which is 4 million viewers less than viewed last year’s show on NBC.
In case you missed it, we're here to help catch you up on some of the highlights. All of the winners and nominees can be found at the Amazon Emmy Central store.
Amazon's original series, "Transparent," won five Emmy® Awards including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Jeffrey Tambor) and Outstanding Director for a Comedy Series. To celebrate the series' five Emmy wins, Amazon will be discounting its Prime membership to $67 for today only. Catch up on Season One today.
HBO’s “Game of Thrones” won the most Emmys ever for a show in a single night. The twelve awards included Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage), and a number of technical categories. Check out Seasons One through Five.
Viola Davis, of ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder,” made history this year as the first black woman to win Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Catch up on Season One before the second season begins tonight (9/24).
Jon Hamm was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series each of the eight years that AMC’s “Mad Men” was on the air, but it wasn’t until this year that he finally won the award for his role as Don Draper. Click here to watch the entire series.
“Veep,” HBO’s political comedy, ended Modern Family’s five-year winning streak by taking home the award for Outstanding Comedy Series this year. Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series went to Julia Louis-Dreyfus for the fourth time, and Tony Hale picked up the award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his second time. Watch Seasons One through Four here.
This year, the TV Academy separated Outstanding Variety Series into two categories: Outstanding Variety Talk Series and Outstanding Variety Sketch Series. Comedian Amy Schumer won her first Emmy for her sketch series “Inside Amy Schumer” on Comedy Central. Seasons One through Three can be found here.