Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Australian Handmaid's Tale star Yvonne Strahovski lands Emmy nomination

Australian Handmaid's Tale star Yvonne Strahovski lands Emmy nomination

"Will & Grace, " another revival, got Emmy love for nominees Megan Mullally and Molly Shannon but the main stars and series itself were snubbed.

"The Handmaid's Tale" kept Hulu in the Emmy conversation, and it is still proving to be the reason the streamer is dominating some major awards discussions.

Best known for her role on Netflix's "Orange Is The New Black", Wiley is now starring on Hulu's critically acclaimed, Emmy-winning dystopian drama "The Handmaid's Tale".

The 35-year-old, who is also pregnant with her first child, shared her excitement with Vulture after being nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

"Game of Thrones", which sat out the awards past year because it missed the eligibility window, received 22 nominations, the most of any series.

"Game of Thrones" was out of the running in 2017 because the show aired later than usual.

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Donald Glover's "Atlanta" was the top comedy nominee with 16 bids, poised to take advantage of this year's absence of three-time victor "Veep".

It comes as fellow Australian actresses Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts failed to receive any Emmy nominations for their recent TV performances.

Lead actor in a drama series: Jason Bateman (Ozark); Sterling K Brown (This Is Us); Ed Harris (Westworld); Matthew Rhys (The Americans); Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us); and Jeffrey Wright (Westworld).

Other best drama contenders include "The Crown", NBC's family drama "This Is Us", Cold War spy series "The Americans" on FX (FOXA.O) and "Westworld".

"Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert" was also showered with praise, as was "The Handmaid's Tale's" supporting cast, coming off a just-concluded second season that gave them an opportunity to shine.

The 70th Emmy awards ceremony will be held at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on 17 September.

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