Emmy awards highlight changing trends in entertainment

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Emmy awards highlight changing trends in entertainment

History was made at the Emmy Awards this year. The record was broken for number of awards won by a single production.

And an African-American woman won best Actress in a drama for the first time. But before the ceremonies got underway, everyone had to endure the record breaking heat on the red carpet.
CCTV’s May Lee was there.

Emmy awards highlight changing trends in entertainment

Emmy awards highlight changing trends in entertainment

History was made at the Emmy Awards this year. The record was broken for number of awards won by a single production. And an African-American woman won best Actress in a drama for the first time. But before the ceremonies got underway, everyone had to endure the record breaking heat on the red carpet. CCTV's May Lee was there.

RED CARPET PHOTO GALLERY BY MAY LEE

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No matter how you do the math, HBO and its powerhouse series “Game of Thrones” had a big night at the 67th Emmy Awards.

So did George R.R. Martin, whose novels are the wellspring for the fondly nicknamed “GOT” and who turned 67 Sunday — the same age as the prime-time Emmys, but likely more venerated for his years.

Here’s a deeper look at the Emmys by the numbers:

—Combined number of awards won by HBO at main and creative arts awards: 43

—Combined total for all other competitors: 79.

— Number of Emmys won by the Big 4 broadcast networks: 26.

—Total won by Amazon, Netflix and other digital platforms: 16.

—Impressive record set by “Game of Thrones”: One, with its 12 awards topping the single-season record of nine trophies set by “The West Wing” in 2000.

—Impressive record tied by “Game of Thrones”: One, matching “Hill Street Blues” and “The West Wing” as the most-honored drama ever with 26 awards — and still counting for “GOT.”

—Youngest winner: Uzo Aduba, 34.

—Oldest winner: Jeffrey Tambor, 71.

—Giant and overdue step for the Emmys: One, with Viola Davis the first African-American to win a best drama series actress trophy.

—Number of tweets about Davis sent the minute after she won: 12,600

— Awards won by Taraji P. Henson: Zero, but a nod for season one of “Empire,” one of the night’s winningest dresses and a Class Act award for giving Davis a standing ovation.

—Awards won by African-American actors and actresses at Sunday’s and creative arts awards: Four.

—Awards won by Hispanic, Asian-American or any other minority actors: Zero.

—Awards won by “Mad Men” star Jon Hamm after being nominated eight times for the drama: One.

— Number of actors who skipped the stairs and threw themselves on the stage: One, Hamm.

— Total number of acting awards won by the sterling “Mad Men” cast during its eight-season run: One, Hamm’s.

— Awards won by “Modern Family” after being the best-comedy winner for five years running: One — for sound mixing.

—Most tweeted-about stars: Five, including Lady Gaga, Davis, Hamm, Amy Poehler and Tatiana Maslany.

—Number of Emmy-related Facebook conversations: 14 million, involving 6.9 million people.

—Instances of social activism: Two, by “Transparent” creator Jill Soloway and star Tambor, who called for transgender inclusion.

— Touching returns: One, by Tracy Morgan, rebounding from a devastating accident.

—Number of yellow dresses, including Heidi Klum’s dress that designer Michael Costello said “looked like she was wearing Big Bird”: At least five.

— Funny “Saturday Night Live”-style videos: Two, from ceremony host and former “SNL” video maestro Andy Samberg. But nothing close to his profane “(Deleted) In a Box” video that won a 2007 Emmy.

— Number of representatives from accounting firm Ernst & Young: Three, dubbed tongue-in-cheek by presenter James Corden as “heroes.”

—Viewers for the Fox telecast: 11.9 million, a record low.

—Viewers for the first GOP debate on Fox News: 24 million. Maybe Donald Trump should replace Andy Samberg as Emmys host next year?

Factoids from The Associated Press.