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The Handmaid's Tale (TV Series) (2017)

The Handmaid's Tale (TV Series)
Running time: 60 min. | Genre: TV series, Drama, Dystopia, Religion, Feminism
The Handmaid's Tale (TV Series)

Synopsis

In a dystopian near-future, the totalitarian and Christian fundamentalist government of Gilead rules the former United States amidst an ongoing civil war. Society is organized along a new, militarized, hierarchical regime of Bible-inspired social and religious fanaticism and newly-created social classes, in which women are brutally subjugated, and by law are not allowed to work, own property, control money, or read. Widespread infertility due to warfare-induced environmental contamination has resulted in the conscription of the few remaining fertile women — called Handmaids, according to Biblical precedent — who are assigned to the homes of the ruling elite, where they must submit to ritualized sex with their male masters in order to become pregnant and bear children for those men and their wives.

The main character, Offred (Elisabeth Moss), is the Handmaid assigned to the home of Gileadan Commander Fred Waterford (Joseph Fiennes) and his religious wife Serena Joy (Yvonne Strahovski), and as such is subject to the strictest rules and constant scrutiny; an improper word or deed on her part can lead to her execution. Offred, who is named after her male master like all Handmaids, can remember the "time before", when she was married with a daughter and had her own name and identity, but all she can safely do now is follow the rules of Gilead in the hope that she can someday live free and reunite with her daughter.

In May 2017, The Handmaid's Tale was renewed for a second season to premiere in 2018.

Cast

Nominations & Awards

Golden Globes Awards

Best Television Series - Drama WINNER
Best Leading Actress in a TV Series - Drama (Elisabeth Moss) WINNER
Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV (Ann Dowd) NOMINATED
Best Leading Actress in a TV Series - Drama (Elisabeth Moss) NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV (Yvonne Strahovski) NOMINATED
Best Leading Actress in a TV Series - Drama (Elisabeth Moss) NOMINATED

BAFTA

Best TV Series - International WINNER
Best TV Series - International NOMINATED

Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG)

Best Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series NOMINATED
Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (Elisabeth Moss) NOMINATED
Best Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series NOMINATED
Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (Elisabeth Moss) NOMINATED
Best Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series NOMINATED
Best Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (Elisabeth Moss) NOMINATED
Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series (Joseph Fiennes) NOMINATED
Best Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series NOMINATED

Saturn

Best New Media Television Series NOMINATED
Best Streaming Horror Thriller Series NOMINATED

Critics Choice Award

Best Television Series - Drama WINNER
Best Leading Actress in a TV Series - Drama (Elisabeth Moss) WINNER
Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series - Drama (Ann Dowd) WINNER
Best Leading Actress in a TV Series - Drama (Elisabeth Moss) NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series - Drama (Yvonne Strahovski) NOMINATED

Directors Guild of America (DGA)

Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series (Reed Morano) WINNER
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series NOMINATED

Emmy

Best Television Series - Drama WINNER
Best Leading Actress TV - Drama (Elisabeth Moss) WINNER
Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series - Drama (Ann Dowd) WINNER
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Alexis Bledel) WINNER
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series (Reed Morano) WINNER
Best TV Screenplay - Drama WINNER
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Bradley Whitford) WINNER
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Cherry Jones) WINNER
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Samira Wiley) WINNER
Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series - Drama (Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd) NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series - Drama (Samira Wiley) NOMINATED
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Alexis Bledel) NOMINATED
Best Television Series - Drama NOMINATED
Best Leading Actress TV - Drama (Elisabeth Moss) NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series - Drama (Max Minghella, Bradley Whitford, O.T. Fagbenle) NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series - Drama (Max Minghella, Bradley Whitford, O.T. Fagbenle) NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series - Drama (Max Minghella, Bradley Whitford, O.T. Fagbenle) NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series - Drama (Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd) NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series - Drama (Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd) NOMINATED
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series (Daina Reid) NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series - Drama (Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd) NOMINATED
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Alexis Bledel, McKenna Grace) NOMINATED
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Alexis Bledel, McKenna Grace) NOMINATED
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series (Liz Garbus) NOMINATED
Best TV Screenplay - Drama NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series - Drama (Bradley Whitford) NOMINATED
Best Television Series - Drama NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series - Drama (Samira Wiley) NOMINATED
Best TV Screenplay - Drama NOMINATED
Best TV Screenplay - Drama NOMINATED
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series (Kari Skogland) NOMINATED
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Cherry Jones) NOMINATED
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series - Drama (Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd) NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series - Drama (Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd) NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series - Drama (Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel, Ann Dowd) NOMINATED
Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series - Drama (Joseph Fiennes) NOMINATED
Best Leading Actress TV - Drama (Elisabeth Moss) NOMINATED
Best Television Series - Drama NOMINATED
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series (Kate Dennis) NOMINATED

American Film Institute Awards (AFI Awards)

Top 10 - TV Programs of the Year WINNER

Details

Original title

The Handmaid's Tale (TV Series)

Directors

Reed Morano, Mike Barker, Kate Dennis, Floria Sigismondi, Kari Skogland, Daina Reid, Jeremy Podeswa, Dearbhla Walsh, Amma Asante, Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Bruce Miller (Creator), Bruce Miller (Creador), Bruce Miller

Producer

Emitida por Hulu; MGM Television, Hulu

Running time

60 min.

Screenwriter

Bruce Miller, Ilene Chaiken (Novela: Margaret Atwood)

Music

Adam Taylor

Cinematography

Colin Watkinson

Year

2017

Country

United States United States

Ranking

IMDb
8.4

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