‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Wins Big at the Emmys With 8 Awards

69th Primetime Emmy Awards – Show – Los Angeles, California, U.S., 17/09/2017 – Bruce Miller with the cast and crew accept the award for Outstanding Drama Series to “The Handmaid’s Tale”. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

“The Handmaid’s Tale” helped Hulu walk away with its biggest Emmys haul ever on Sunday.

The dystopian series based on the book of the same name by Margaret Atwood won eight Emmys this year, including outstanding drama series, outstanding lead actress in a drama series (Elisabeth Moss), outstanding writing for a drama series (Bruce Miller), outstanding supporting actress in a drama series (Ann Dowd), and outstanding directing for a drama series (Reed Morano).

The show received widespread acclaim upon its release, and currently holds a 99% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Variety’s Sonia Saraiya wrote in her review of the series:

“Atwood’s story, which is brilliant, presents quite a challenge for a screen adaptation: The story has to build the world of Gilead, place the action in the context of the real world, and do justice to Atwood’s singular, award-winning prose. Hulu’s ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ — deftly translated from the novel by showrunner Bruce Miller — is a worthy, heartbreaking adaptation of the text, anchored by strong performances and profound visual grammar.”

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SOURCE: Variety, Joe Otterson

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