You’ll Never Guess the Most-Followed Emmy Nominee on Twitter

From left: Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, Ricky Gervais and Louis C.K.

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updated 09/03/2015 AT 7:49 PM ET

originally published 08/22/2014 AT 7:00 PM ET

Television’s finest will battle it out for trophies at Monday night’s Emmy awards, but a few have already earned special honors of their own.

Forget Best Actor in a Drama Series – the real prize in the Twitterverse is Most-Followed Nominee. And although he faced some stiff competition from his fellow comedians, Jimmy Fallon (@JimmyFallon) takes the top spot with a hefty 14 million followers.

Next is Stephen Colbert (@StephenatHome) with 6.8 million followers, Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) with 5.9 million and Louis C.K. (@louisck) with 3.7 million.

The moral of the story? It’s good to be a male comic on social media – but we’ll see if those Twitter followers help sway the Emmy voters on Monday night.

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