Streaming services rule this year among the 2017 Emmy Award nominees, with 91 for Netflix, 18 for Hulu and 16 for Amazon, placing all three among the top ten platforms in terms of total nominations. While all three have much to be happy about and take pride in, this recognition is especially sweet for Hulu, which broke through this year in a big way thanks to the critically acclaimed drama The Handmaid’s Tale, which our own Ainsley Andrade described as “riveting” and “harrowing throughout,” and also as a “warning.” (The Handmaid’s Tale, he said, “is here to warn us that we had better pay attention all the time and resist when necessary -- or maybe to keep us distracted while everything goes to sh*t.") Among this new series nominations: Best Drama Series, Best Actress in a Drama Series (Elisabeth Moss, pictured above, the front-runner in the category), Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Ann Dowd and Samira Wiley) and Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Alexis Bledel). Regardless of how many awards the series wins come September 17 during the annual ceremony, July 13 will forever be an historic date at Hulu.
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