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Emmys: 'Breaking Bad' and 'Game of Thrones' among Twitter picks

September 21, 2013|By Ryan Faughnder
  • A scene from AMC's "Breaking Bad." Fans on Twitter are rooting overwhelmingly for "Breaking Bad's" Bryan Cranston, right, to win the Emmy for lead actor on Sunday.
A scene from AMC's "Breaking Bad." Fans on Twitter are… (Frank Ockenfels / Associated…)

Who would win the Emmys if social media chose? 

In an era when no available data goes unanalyzed, the social media research firm Fizziology has looked to Twitter to guess who might win in the major categories.

By that measure, "Breaking Bad," "Game of Thrones" and "American Horror Story" seem to be cleaning up among the microblogging masses.  

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The company pulled tweets about the awards show and weighed the volume of people saying who they want to emerge victorious.

Starting with the dramatic categories, fans rooted overwhelmingly for "Breaking Bad's" Bryan Cranston to win lead actor. Twitter users leaned 83% toward the Walter White/Heisenberg performer on the AMC series, while "Mad Men's" Jon Hamm is the distant runner-up, with 7% of the Twittersphere's support. 

Twitter pulse-taking also shows Aaron Paul bringing home the trophy for supporting actor with overwhelming support and Anna Gunn winning in the supporting actress category. Both play characters on "Breaking Bad." 

For leading dramatic actress, the social media favorite is clearly Vera Farmiga of "Bates Motel."

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In the best drama category, it looks like a toss-up between HBO's "Game of Thrones" (24%) and "Breaking Bad" (23%).

"American Horror Story" and its leading ladies are getting a lot of love for the miniseries prizes, with Jessica Lange in first place for lead actress and Sarah Paulson taking 92% of the vote for supporting female. 

Here are all the predictions compiled by Fizziology:


Lead actress:
Social winner: Vera Farmiga, "Bates Motel" (76%)
Social runner-up: Claire Danes, "Homeland" (6%)

Lead actor:
Social winner: Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad" (83%)
Social runner-up: Jon Hamm, "Mad Men" (7%)

Supporting actress:
Social winner: Anna Gunn, "Breaking Bad" (85%)
Social runner-up: Emilia Clarke, "Game of Thrones" (10%)

Supporting actor:
Social winner: Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad" (93%)
Social runner-up: Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones" (2%)

Best drama:
Social winner: "Game of Thrones" (24%)
Social runner-up: "Breaking Bad" (23%)
Second runner-up: "House of Cards" (16%)


Lead actress:
Social winner: Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation" (38%)
Social runner-up: Lena Dunham, "Girls" (22%)

Lead actor:
Social winner: Louis C.K., "Louie" (71%)
Social runner-up: Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes" (14%)

Supporting actress:
Social winner: Julie Bowen, "Modern Family" (75%)
Social runner-up: Mayim Bialik, "The Big Bang Theory" (14%)

Supporting actor:
Social winner: Bill Hader, "Saturday Night Live" (36%)
Social runner-up: Ty Burrell, "Modern Family" (23%)

Best comedy:
Social winner: "The Big Bang Theory" (35%)
Social runner-up: "30 Rock" (32%)


Lead actress:
Social winner: Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story" (70%)
Social runner-up: Elisabeth Moss, "Top of the Lake" (28%)

Lead actor:
Social winner: Benedict Cumberbatch, "Parade's End" (64%)
Social runner-up: Michael Douglas, "Behind the Candelabra" (27%)

Supporting actress:
Social winner: Sarah Paulson, "American Horror Story" (92%)

Supporting actor:
Social winner: Scott Bakula, "Behind the Candelabra" (96%)

Best miniseries or movie:
Social winner: "American Horror Story: Asylum" (73%)
Social runner-up: "Top of the Lake" (20%) 


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