‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ & ‘Big Little Lies’ Snag Top Emmy Nominations

Posted on July 13, 2017 by

The 2017 Emmy nominations were announced today, and some book-to-TV adaptations have garnered the attention of the most prestigious television awards!

The Handmaid’s Tale

The Hulu hit series The Handmaid’s Tale, based on Margaret Atwood’s classic dystopian novel of the same name, received 13 total nominations. Not only did it get nominated for Outstanding Drama Series, but its star Elisabeth Moss was nominated as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Offred. Samira Wiley and Ann Dowd earned nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actresses in a Drama Series for their roles as Moira and Aunt Lydia, respectively, and an Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series nomination went to Alexis Bledel, who plays Ofglen on the show.

The Handmaid’s Tale also earned nominations for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for the pilot episode “Offred,” as well as “The Bridge.” The pilot in particular received several more nominations, in addition to directing: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program.

It’s no surprise that this adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s classic dystopian novel was recognized so heavily in the 2017 Emmy nominations. Since the first season premiered in April, the show has been not only the most-watched original debut in Hulu history, but has received much critical praise.

Hulu shared its excitement over these nominations in a video on the show’s Facebook page:

Now Emmy Nominated for Best Drama & Actress in a Drama • The H…

Praise be! The Handmaid's Tale has been Emmy nominated for Best Drama and Elisabeth Moss is nominated for Best Actress in a Drama. http://hulu.tv/Hmt

The Handmaid's Tale 发布于 2017年7月13日

Big Little Lies

Also nominated in multiple categories is the HBO miniseries Big Little Lies, based on Liane Moriarty’s bestselling novel. The show received 16 total nominations, including Outstanding Limited Series. The cast was also recognized for their work: Both Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon were nominated as Outstanding Supporting Actor and Actresses in a Limited Series or Movie, and in the Limited Series or Movie category, Alexander Skarsgård, Laura Dern, and Shailene Woodley were nominated for Outstanding Actor and Actresses, respectively.

Big Little Lies was also nominated forOutstanding Writing and Outstanding Directing in a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special.

Notably absent from the book-to-TV nominations this year were Game of Thrones and Outlanderboth of which have yet to premiere their upcoming seasons, making them ineligible for the 2017 Emmy nominations. Games of Thrones will return to HBO this weekend, while Outlander fans must wait until September 10 for the show’s season three premiere on Starz.

You can catch the 69th Emmy Awards on September 17 on CBS with Stephen Colbert as host.
Are you excited to see these shows nominated? Let us know in the comments!

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