The Handmaid's Tale Wins Best Drama at the 2017 Emmy Awards

Hulu's critically acclaimed dystopia took home the win for best drama series of the year at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 17

By Lauren Piester Sep 18, 2017 3:15 AMTags
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And the final award of the night goes to...The Handmaid's Tale!

The harrowing Hulu series took home the grand prize for drama at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards tonight, just moments after star Elisabeth Moss won for best drama actress. 

The series, which is based on Margaret Atwood's book of the same name about a dystopian world in which women are treated as property, already took home multiple Emmys this year, honoring writing, directing, and acting from Ann Dowd and Alexis Bledel

Atwood joined series creator Bruce Miller on stage as he accepted the Emmy, thanking all the numerous people who supported the show, even when it wanted "to do horrible things to Rory Gilmore." 

"Go home, get to work, we have a lot of things to fight for," Miller said as he ended his speech. 

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The win marks the first time a streaming service has won the Emmy for outstanding drama, though there were several other streaming dramas nominated in the category, including Netflix's The Crown, House of Cards, and Stranger Things. AMC's Better Call Saul, HBO's Westworld, and NBC's This Is Us were also nominated. 

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