Emmy Awards winner The Handmaids Tale finishes with an award-laden run
Emmy award winner for Outstanding Drama Series last Sunday went to The Handmaid’s Tale. They finished with an award-laden run. The Handmaids Tale also took home: Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Outstanding Directing, Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, and Outstanding Writing.
It was an impressive showing for the series. An even more important statement from Hulu. Re-establishing its original-content in the face of critical successes from Netflix and Amazon.
The show was up against a field of impressive television shows in a category dominated this year by streaming services. Netflix’s The Crown, House of Cards, and Stranger Things were all nominated for Outstanding Drama Series. On the cable side, HBO’s Westworld and AMC’s Better Call Saul were also up for the award, as was NBC’s family drama This Is Us.
In the end, however, Netflix, NBC, AMC and HBO were shut out on Sunday evening. The Handmaid’s Tale show runner Bruce Miller took his acceptance speech as a moment to issue a creative call to arms, a call echoed by other speeches throughout the politically charged Emmy’s ceremony. “It’s been lovely,” Miller said. “Go home and wrap it up. We have a lot of things to fight for.”