The Handmaid's Tale Wins Big At Emmy Awards

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Although Stranger Things and Westworld were, somewhat surprisingly, shut out of the major categories at the 69th Emmy Awards, genre television was still well represented by The Handmaid's Tale and Black Mirror.

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The Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwood's 1985 dystopian novel earned statues for best drama, actress (Elisabeth Moss), supporting actress (Ann Dowd), guest actress (Alexis Bledel), writing  (Bruce Miller) and directing (Reed Morano). Netflix's dark anthology series Black Mirror, meanwhile, was recognized for best television movie (San Junipero) and writing (creator Charlie Brooker).

Netflix's Stranger Things and HBO's Westworld had each won five Creative Emmys last week, which some experts had seen as a sign that they could clean up during Sunday's ceremony. However, that simply wasn't meant to be. (In case you were wondering, HBO's ratings juggernaut Game of Thrones was ineligible for Emmy consideration this year because Season 7 premiered too late in the year, missing the May 31 cutoff.)

Here's the list of winners in the major Emmy categories:

Best Comedy: Veep (HBO)

Best Drama: The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Best Limited Series: Big Little Lies (HBO)

Best Actress, Comedy: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)

Best Actor, Comedy: Donald Glover, Atlanta (FX)

Best Actress, Drama: Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Best Actor, Drama: Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us (NBC)

Best Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie: Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies (HBO)

Best Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie: Riz Ahmed, The Night Of (HBO)

Television Movie: Black Mirror: San Junipero (Netflix)

Supporting Actor, Drama: John Lithgow, The Crown (Netflix)

Supporting Actress, Drama: Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Supporting Actor, Comedy: Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Supporting Actress, Comedy: Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie: Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies(HBO)

Supporting Actress, Limited Series or a Movie: Laura Dern, Big Little Lies (HBO)

Variety Sketch Series: Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Directing for a Comedy Series: Donald Glover, Atlanta (“B.A.N.”) (FX)

Variety Talk Series: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)

Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama: Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror: San Junipero (Netflix)

Directing for a Drama Series: Reed Morano, The Handmaid’s Tale (“Offred (Pilot)”) (Hulu)

Directing For a Limited Series: Jean-Marc Vallée, Big Little Lies (HBO)

Directing for a Variety Series: Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live (“Host: Jimmy Fallon”)

Writing for a Variety Series:“Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)

*Structured Reality Program: “Shark Tank (ABC)

*Unstructured Reality Program: United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell (CNN)

*Guest Actress, Drama: Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

*Guest Actor, Drama: Gerald McRaney, This Is Us (NBC)

*Guest Actress, Comedy: Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live (NBC)

*Guest Actor, Comedy: Dave Chappelle, Saturday Night Live (NBC)

*Animated Program: Bob’s Burgers (FOX)

*Reality Host: RuPaul Charles (RuPaul’s Drag Race)

*Awards presented during the Creative Arts Emmy ceremony

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