For the 4th year in a row, we were honored to live-GIF the Emmys and catch all of the best reactions, moments, applause and much more in real-time! It was an eventful night, for sure, and what better way to summarize than through GIFs (ok, we might be a little biased)? See below for some recaps of the night, the most viewed GIFs and other fun GIF-related trends that might surprise you.
“BEST OF” AND RECAP LISTS
Get caught up on the night with these GIPHY Story recaps.
FUN & INTERESTING SEARCH-RELATED STATS
Generally speaking, interest around GIFs from the annual awards show increased this year, with searches for “Emmys” seeing a 23% lift over last year’s broadcast.
Recently concluded series “Game of Thrones” also saw a surge in interest during the award show, generating a 38% increase in searches this year.
Lastly, general searches for “Applause” spiked considerably — up 181% — possibly due to this meme-worthy moment (and top 10 GIF) of Natasha Lyonne clapping!
TOP 10 HIGHEST-VIEWED GIFS
- Jharrel Jerome’s Mom: 25M views
2. Sarah Silverman “Over It”: 22.7M views
3. Peter Dinklage “It’s Over”: 17.6M views
4. Fake Meryl Streep Juggling: 17.2M views
5. Julie Louis Dreyfuss Sarcastic Laugh: 16.2M views
6. Natasha Lyonne Weird Clap: 14.8M views
7. Pose Cast Support: 12.5M views
8. Gwyneth Paltrow “No Secrets”: 12.4M views
9. Adam Devine Out of Breath: 11.3M views
10. Jharrel Jerome Happy Dance: 10.4M views
Interested in more real-time GIF moments? Stay tuned all year long as we live-GIF culture’s biggest moments including: the 2019 NFL season, TV’s biggest hits (like SNL and This is Us), the BET Hip Hop Awards, the Democratic debates, and much, much more!