Monday, September 18, 2017

"Handmaid's Tale" rides politcal wave win Emmy for Best Drama this year

By John Koblin
The Emmy winner Elisabeth Moss said she had never seen an Emmys quite this political. “But I’ve also never seen anything like where our country is right now,” she added. Credit George Kraychyk/Hulu
LOS ANGELES — In any other year, big-hearted dramas like “Stranger Things” or “This Is Us” or a period drama like “The Crown” would dominate the Emmys. But this was no normal year. This is a moment in which the partisan chasm has widened and political discourse has taken on a greater sense of urgency. “Handmaid’s,” which was in development long before the Trump administration, struck a chord with viewers concerned about women’s rights, and its creators proudly embraced the fact that some regarded their show as eerily timely. “We got a Trump bump!” said Daniel Wilson, a producer behind both the movie and the TV show. “Timing is everything. If we didn’t have the president we have now, I don’t know if it would have been this successful.” [More]