The Handmaid's Tale is raking in Emmy Awards

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Sep 17, 2017

Bruce Miller has just won the 69th Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for The Handmaids Tale. The episode in question? The stand-out premiere “Offred.”

In his acceptance speech, Miller thanked his family, as well as three people who made this possible: director Reed Morano; author of the novel on which the show is based, Margaret Atwood; and star of the show Elisabeth Moss, who is up for an award herself later this evening. It’s notable that all of the people he thanked in this show—about woman’s rights being stripped away—were women.

But that’s not all Hulu show has won. The dystopian show took home three Creative Arts Emmys for Outstanding Cinematography, Production Design, and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama.

That award went to Alexis Bleidel, whose performance was spectacularly worthy of the accolade. Kudos to her, to Miller, and to the other winners.

UPDATED: Ann Dowd has just won Best Supporting Actress in a Drama for her role as the harsh Aunt Lydia. It was wonderful to see her as her gracious real-live self, as Aunt Lydia is the definition of "holy terror."

UPDATED: Reed Morano has won Outstanding Director for a Drama Series. Morano directed the first three episodes of the series, each of which took the audience's breath away with its boldness.