Monday's Emmy Awards were huge for The Handmaid's Tale. This is Davis's third nomination in the category, and she's already won the Emmy once in 2015. Hulu, formed by old-school media companies in response to Netflix, takes that title. The truckload of wins added to SNL's already record-breaking lifespan Emmy total, which reached 64. "The Handmaid's Tale", based on author Margret Atwood's novel of the same name, tells a tale of women resisting a repressive totalitarian regime, and has been hailed for its feminist themes and subject matter.
Moss became known to a wider public by playing Zoey Bartlet, the president's eldest daughter, on White House drama "The West Wing".
Trump was a major subject throughout the award show.
TV's biggest night is here! "It created opportunities out of our frustration because we weren't getting offered great roles".
Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, who served as executive producers on the series, were pitted against each other in the Outstanding Actress in a Limited Series.
Directing, Drama: Reed Morano, "The Handmaid's Tale". She was an experienced cinematographer, but had never directed a series pilot. She plays one of the few fertile women left in a totalitarian world.
In addition to sharing the public's enthusiasm for the most recent iteration of her story, Atwood seized the moment to talk about the book's legacy.
Riz Ahmed joins the list of groundbreaking winners as the first South Asian man to win an Emmy acting award for his role in HBO's The Night Of. The third is a queer sci-fi love story acted out by Mackenzie Davis and Gugu Mbatha-Raw that quickly became a fan favorite, standing out amid a series of otherwise bleak, near-future catastrophes. And its star, Elizabeth Moss won for best lead actress in a drama series.
"'The Crown' just keeps on giving", Lithgow said while accepting the award. "There are still meetings you walk into and wonder if they say "no" because it's a show by or about a women". "I hope they will now have an opportunity because this door has been opened".
"However you feel about the president, and you do feel about the president, you can't deny that every show was influenced by Donald Trump in some way", he said. If it does, the diversity of employment opportunities could as well.
Aside from this poor choice, the rest of the night ran pretty smoothly as far as the Emmys go, though Trump was a common thread throughout.
Michaels, who has built that machine and sustained it for most of its history, is now 72 years old. The entire first season can be seen on NBC.com.
Canada was well represented among the winner's at this year's Emmy Awards ceremony.
CBS' censoring of Moss' speech led to mass confusion on Twitter, with users wondering what she said that caused the network to make use of the seven-second delay.