|Margaret Atwood with the cast of The Handmaid's Tale. photo: Inwood/AP|
Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, based on Margaret Atwood's novel, and HBO's Big Little Lies, adapted from the novel by Liane Moriarty, were big winners at last night's Primetime Emmy Awards. The book-to-TV adaptations dominated the festivities, garnering wins in several major categories, including:
The Handmaid's Tale: outstanding drama series, Elisabeth Moss (lead actress, drama series), Ann Dowd (supporting actress, drama series), Alexis Bledel (guest actress, drama series), Reed Morano (director, drama series), and Bruce Miller (writing, drama series for the pilot episode "Offred"). In her acceptance speech, Moss expressed her gratitude to Atwood: "Thank you for what you did in 1985 and thank you for what you continue to do." A short time later, the author
received a standing ovation as she took the stage after the outstanding drama series Emmy was announced.
Big Little Lies: Outstanding limited series, Nicole Kidman (lead actress, limited series or movie), Laura Dern (supporting actress, limited series or movie), Alexander Skarsgard (supporting actor, limited series or movie) and Jean-Marc Vallée (director, limited series).