Trending Online: 66th Annual Emmy Awards and 2014 MTV VMAs
As the stardust from the 66th Annual Emmy Awards and 2014 MTV Video Music Awards settles, let’s look at some of the top searches on Google this past Sunday and Monday (VMAs were held on Sunday; Emmys were on Monday).
The Normal Heart won the Emmy on Monday for the category Best Television Movie. It is an adaptation of a largely autobiographical play by Larry Kramer. The Normal Heart has received over 200,000 searches on Google and was #1 on Monday’s top searches.
Breaking Bad won five awards from its six nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series at this year’s Emmy Awards. Aaron Paul from the show won Best Supporting Actor and as part of his acceptance speech referred to the Kind Campaign his wife, Lauren Parsekian runs. Google recorded over 200,000+ searches for this project.
At #3, Google was flooded with 100,000+ searches for the winners at the Emmys.
Taylor Swift received over 100,000 searches, placing her at #4. Taylor Swift performed her new single “Shake it Off” at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards.
Jessica Lange won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for her role in American Horror Story: Coven. She received over 100,000 searches on Google on Monday and was at #5.
Beyonce performed a medley of songs from her new self-titled album “Beyonce” at the MTV Video Music Awards. She was trending with 50,000+ searches on Google after her performance.
Bryan Cranston was trending on Google as he won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, which is his fourth Emmy under the same category since the beginning of the show. Another reason why he was among the top searches on Google was for kissing Julia-Louis Dreyfus as she walked on stage to receive her award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
In the list of top searches on Monday, we also have True Detective with over 50,000 searches.
As the red carpet was rolled out for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, Google searches spiked to over 1,000,000 searches on Sunday. California’s Napa Valley wineries were struck by an earthquake which was at #1 on Sunday’s top searches followed by the MTV Video Music Awards at #2. Alongside the MTV Video Music Awards, the Emmys also received a fair share of interest online and was at #3 with over 500,000 searches.
Ariana Grande was trending at #4 on the list. She received the Best Pop Video on this years’ MTV Video Music Awards and was searched for over 500,000 times on Google.
The shooting of former rapper Marion “Suge” Knight at Chris Brown’s pre MTV Video Music Awards party was at #5 with over 200,000 searches.
Iggy Azalea’s performed her hit number “Black Widow” with Rita Ora at the MTV Video Music Awards. Iggy Azalea has received over 200,000 searches on Google and was at #7.
Ariana Grande and Big Sean were spotted holding hands at MTV Video Music Awards. Big Sean and Arian had collaborated on her song “Problem.” Big Sean was searched for over 100,000 times and was at #10 in the list of top searches for Sunday.