Emmys 2017: Hulu's 'The Handmaid's Tale' Wins for Best Drama

It was a big night for Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, which took home Emmy Awards in two of the three major drama categories.

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The series won the Emmy for best drama -- the first win in the category for a streaming series -- topping veteran drama shows Better Call Saul (AMC) and House Of Cards (Netflix) as well as Netflix freshman series The Crown and Stranger Things. The category was devoid of last year's winner, HBO's The Game Of Thrones, which didn't qualify for Emmy consideration this year.

The Handmaid's Tale star Elisabeth Moss also won the Emmy for lead actress in a drama, besting newcomers Claire Foy (Netflix’s The Crown) and Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld) as well as veterans Viola Davis (ABC’s How To Get Away With Murder), Keri Russell (FX’s The Americans), and Robin Wright (House of Cards).

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