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The Handmaid’s Tale First Streaming Series To Win An Emmy For Outstanding Drama Series

Elizabeth Moss in The Handmaid's Tale

Hulu becomes the first streaming service in history to take home outstanding drama series at 69th Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards with their original series THE HANDMAID’S TALE. The show took home eight Emmys on Sunday’s award show including the first ever Emmy for an Outstanding Drama Series from a streaming service.   

At the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy® Awards ceremony held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA, Hulu became the first streaming service in history to win a Primetime Emmy Award in the Best Series category for its critically acclaimed, breakout drama series THE HANDMAID’S TALE.

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The premium streaming service garnered its first-ever Emmy Awards for THE HANDMAID’S TALE and documentary THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK – THE TOURING YEARS, bringing its total to ten Emmy Award wins for the night.

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In addition to becoming the first streaming service to nab an Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Actress Elisabeth Moss also took home her first Emmy Award for her standout role as Offred in Elisabeth Moss went home with the Emmy statue as the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series., and Ann Dowd received her first-ever Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. The series also received Emmy Awards for Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.

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The Handmaid's Tale Emmy Wins

  • Outstanding Drama Series – The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series – Elisabeth Moss
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Ann Dowd
  • Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series - Alexis Bledel
  • Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series – Reed Morano
  • Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series – Bruce Miller
  • Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (One Hour) - Colin Watkinson
  • Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary Or Fantasy Program (One Hour Or More) - Julie Berghoff, Evan Webber, Sophie Neudorfer


Since its premiere earlier this year, THE HANDMAID’S TALE has continued to spark conversation and draw new viewers week-to-week. The complete first season of The Handmaid’s Tale is now streaming in its entirety on Hulu and has recently picked up for a second season, set to premiere on Hulu in 2018.

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