Handmaid’s Tale Controls Emmys

Juliet Watstein, Associate Editor

The 2017 Emmy Awards were announced on television September 17. The Emmys have been going on for 69 years and each year several shows have been nominated for different categories. Some well-known categories include Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Actor/Actress, Comedy, and Variety Talk Shows. The host for the 69th Emmys was Stephen Colbert and it was located at The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.

Each award was given to the all-time best television program of the year from June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017. The Handmaid’s Tale and Big Little Lies were the biggest winners of the night, both winning eight Emmy awards each. Big Little Lies is featured on HBO, while The Handmaid’s Tale is on Hulu. Both Stranger Things and Westworld were shows that were expected to come out with many awards but wound up empty-handed. Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Dolly Parton came together on stage to announce the award to the most outstanding supporting actor for a limited series and movie. Their reunion was bittersweet as they received a standing ovation from the audience.

My personal favorite is a show called This Is Us. It’s about a unique family that has faced many challenges. During the first season, there are several flashbacks of the childhoods of each main character. As the plot thickens throughout the season, a lot of information gets uncovered. It discusses how several characters share a birthday and how their similarities and differences intertwine. The second season is coming out this week, so make sure to tune in. Since the 2017 Emmys are over, I am looking forward to which shows will be most likely nominated for the 70th Emmy Awards in 2018.