The Handmaid's Tale cleaned up at last night's Emmys 3 years ago

The Handmaid's Tale cleaned up at last night's Emmys

And rightly so.

Hulu's adaptation of Margaret Atwood stunning dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale has been thrilling audiences all over the world since its debut.


And we're not surprised.

It's terrifying, it's got some incredible performances, it's upsetting, Elisabeth Moss is there (who may be a Scientologist but she's still an amazing actor, alright?)

What more could you want from a show?

Apparently, not a whole lot because The Handmaid's Tale cleaned up at last night's Emmys, winning an impressive four major awards.

Those were:

Best lead actress in a drama series - Elisabeth Moss 

Best drama series


Best supporting actress in a drama series - Ann Dowd 

Directing for a drama series - Reed Morano 


This is the first time that a TV show made by a streaming site has picked up the Emmy for best drama.

Other big winners of the night included Big Little Lies which won best limited series and best lead actress in a limited series, and This Is Us, with Sterling K Brown picking up the award for best actor in a drama.


Black Mirror's stunning San Junipero also won the Emmy for best TV movie, which is unsurprising really due to that episode being the most emotionally charged and beautiful hour to have ever existed on Netflix.

If you haven't watched it yet, what are you waiting for?

All full list of last night's Emmy winners can be found here.