Emmys: Where to Stream the Nominated SeriesSeptember 14, 2018
The Hulu original series takes place in Gilead, which was formerly the United States before a civil war took place. With low fertility rates, the government creates a system where handmaids are assigned to the elite members of society with the sole purpose of becoming pregnant. The sophomore season catches up with Offred (Elisabeth Moss) after she flees Gilead.
The Handmaid’s Tale is nominated for best drama series. Moss is nominated for lead actress in a drama series. Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd and Yvonne Strahovski are nominated in the best supporting actress category. Joseph Fiennes is nominated for best supporting actor, while Kelly Jenrette, Samira Wiley and Cherry Jones are nominated in the outstanding guest actress category. The series is also nominated in the best writing, directing, casting, cinematography, fantasy/sci-fi costumes, makeup, production design for a narrative contemporary program, single-camera picture editing, sound mixing and visual effects in a supporting role categories.