The Handmaid’s Tale all but swept the 69th Emmy Awards, winning eight awards in the eleven categories in which it was nominated. It also won two top-tier awards: Outstanding Drama and Outstanding Lead Actress.
Although The Handmaid’s Tale earned 13 award nominations, two of them were in the same category. (Samira Wiley, up for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, and Kate Dennis, nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series, did not win.)
And The Handmaid's Tale winners are:
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Elisabeth Moss
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Ann Dowd
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Reed Morano
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Bruce Miller
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Alexis Bleidel
Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program
Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour)
The categories in which it did not win? Both outstanding Casting for a Drama Series and Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series, which went to worthy Stranger Things. Nor did it win Outstanding Costumes for a Period/Fantasy Series, which went to the equally worthy The Crown.
Congratulations to The Handmaid’s Tale for its excellent work in its first season, which was tense and compelling and made viewers watch even though what we saw was horrible. We’re looking forward to watching Season 2, albeit through our clenched fingers.