Veep, The Handmaid’s Tale and Big Little Lies were some of the big winners at Sunday’s 2017Emmy Awards. What do all those shows have in common? They are all centered around women trying to surpass their initial condition. So, to put it into other words, this year’s edition of Emmy was ruled by women. And while those wins didn’t come as a surprise because those shows were leading in their categories, it was still beautiful to see the people involved go on stage to received their many trophies.
The rule of women
The Handmaid’s Tale was picked in the Outstanding Drama category. However, this was not the only trophy it got. Writing, direction, lead and supporting actress too, trophies which went to Elisabeth Moss and Ann Dowd. Big Little Lies received a similar treatment and a shower of trophies too. It won for outstanding limited series, direction and for its actors. This included lead and supporting actress and supporting actor.
As for Veep, there is nothing else to say here. It won the trophy for outstanding comedy series for the third consecutive time. Moreover, Julia Louis Dreyfus won her sixth consecutive Emmy for her role in the series as Selina Meyer.
An emotional moment was when Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman came out on stage to get their awards for Big Little Lies and encouraged fellow artists to put women at the center of their stories. They both starred in HBO’s critically acclaimed series and are also executive producers. Moreover, the series is based off a novel by a female author, Liane Moriarty.
Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale (also based on a novel) dominated this year’s Emmy Awards. And in a way, everyone had predicted it because it was a darker story than the other favorite in this category, This is Us. Previously, the drama category was dominated by these kinds of shows and it didn’t matter is they were called Mad Men, Game of Thrones or Breaking Bad.
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