The dystopian drama did make its way into the Emmy awards history, but not in the way the makers could have ever imagined.
Hulu’s dystopian drama The Handmaid’s Tale has been celebrated as a groundbreaking show since its premiere in 2017. At this year’s Emmys, the show garnered 21 nominations but did not bag a single award.
The last show to witness this was Mad Man with 17 nominations in 2012, notes Variety.
The Handmaid’s Tale has now set a record for the most number of losses. The show was the third most nominated after The Crown, The Mandalorian and WandaVision. Saturday Night Live was tied with The Handmaid’s Tale for the same number of noms, but the sketch comedy show was able to take home a couple of awards.
The Emmys have previously favoured the show’s last seasons. The first installment was declared Outstanding Drama Series.
Based on Margaret Atwood’s critically acclaimed novel of the same name, the series is set in a dystopian United States where totalitarian rule forces women into a distinct kind of slavey, where they are forced to bear children for their rich overlords.
The series, led by Elisabeth Moss, was the subject of widespread adulation, and has been renewed for a fifth season.