By Jennifer Arellano
September 19, 2013 at 12:00 PM EDT
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Long, long ago, in a faraway, pre-social-media universe, the public would let their voices be heard using such unusual methods as storming capitals, setting things on fire, writing passive-aggressive letters, and, well, actually speaking. Nowadays, we have Facebook as our virtual voice box.

Which is convenient when talking (or, rather, typing) about awards-show odds. The Primetime Emmy Awards air this Sunday (Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. ET on CBS), and unless you’re a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, your vote as a mere fan doesn’t much matter.

But Facebook, numbers-savvy voice box it is, has been tracking all U.S. mentions of Emmy nominees since Sept. 1, and from your chatter, Facebook has determined the buzziest nominees so far.

Some results of their analysis are not at all surprising. Most mentioned for Best Comedy Series? The Big Bang Theory. (Girls is second; Veep is sixth and last). Most mentioned for Best Drama Series? Breaking Bad, followed by Homeland.

If Breaking Bad fans had it their way, the 2013 Emmys would be a Bad sweep, with Facebook users mentioning Aaron Paul the most for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (he won in 2012) and Bryan Cranston for Actor in a Drama Series.

According to Facebook’s stats, you are also a benevolent bunch, chattering the most about Sofia Vergara for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series; it’s her fourth nomination in the category for playing Modern Family‘s Gloria Delgado-Pritchett, and she has yet to win.

And you also seem fatigued of The Daily Show‘s decade-long winning streak for Variety Series. Most Mentions? Saturday Night Live, followed by the Colbert Report.

Check out the entire list of your top Emmy mentions here:


1. Breaking Bad

2. Homeland

3. Game of Thrones

4. Downton Abbey

5. House of Cards

6. Mad Men

Actor in a Drama Series

1. Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

2. Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

3. Jeff Daniels, Newsroom

4. Jon Hamm, Mad Men

5. Damian Lewis, Homeland

6. Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey

Actress in a Drama Series

1. Kerry Washington, Scandal

2. Robin Wright, House of Cards

3. Claire Danes, Homeland

4. Connie Britton, Nashville

5. Vera Farmiga, Homeland

6. Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey

7. Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

1. Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

2. Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

3. Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

4. Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad

5. Jim Carter, Downton Abbey

6. Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

1. Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

2. Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad

3. Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

4. Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones

5. Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

6. Morena Baccarin, Homeland

Comedy Series

1. The Big Bang Theory

2. Girls

3. Louie

4. Modern Family

5. 30 Rock

6. Veep

Actor in a Comedy Series

1. Louis C.K., Louie

2. Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock

3. Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

4. Jason Bateman, Arrested Development

5. Don Cheadle, House of Lies

6. Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

Actress in a Comedy Series

1. Tina Fey, 30 Rock

2. Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

3. Lena Dunham, Girls

4. Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

5. Laura Dern, Enlightened

6. Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

1. Bill Hader, , Saturday Night Live

2. Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family

3. Tony Hale, Veep

4. Ed O’Neill, Modern Family

5. Ty Burrell, Modern Family

6. Adam Driver, Girls

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

1. Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

2. Jane Lynch, Glee

3. Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory

4. Julie Bowen, Modern Family

5. Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock

6. Anna Chlumsky, Veep

7. Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie

Reality Competition Series

1. Dancing With the Stars

2. The Voice

3. So You Think You Can Dance

4. Project Runway

5. Top Chef

6. The Amazing Race

Host of a Reality Series

1. Ryan Seacrest, American Idol

2. Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn, Project Runway

3. Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers

4. Anthony Bourdain, The Taste

5. Tom Bergeron, Dancing With the Stars

6. Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance

Variety Series

1. Saturday Night Live

2. Colbert Report

3. The Daily Show

4. Jimmy Kimmel Live

5. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

6. Real Time With Bill Maher

Miniseries or Movie

1. American Horror Story: Asylum

2. Top of the Lake

3. Behind The Candelabra

4. Phil Spector

5. Political Animals

PopWatchers, do you agree with the Facebook buzz?