Golden Globes: 'The Handmaid's Tale' Wins Best TV Series, Drama
The 75th annual Golden Globes were handed out Sunday at the Beverly Hilton.
The Handmaid's Tale was awarded the Golden Globe for best TV series, drama, on Sunday night.
The show beat out The Crown, Game of Thrones, Stranger Things and This Is Us to win the award.
Creator Bruce Miller spoke on behalf of the cast, thanking author Margaret Atwood, upon whose dystopian novel the Hulu series is based, and "all the people in this room and this country and this world who do everything they can to stop The Handmaid's Tale from becoming real. Keep doing that."
Earlier in the night, Elisabeth Moss took home the award for best actress in a TV series, drama for her role as Offred on the show. She also took a moment to thank Atwood and "all of the women who came before you and after you who were brave enough to speak out against intolerance and injustice and to fight for equality and freedom in this world."
Backstage, Moss called for a push for more female-centered stories onscreen, telling reporters, "We want to see those stories, we want to see ourselves. ... Having as many women behind the camera as possible is very important for us. It's also what people want to see."
Co-star Ann Dowd said of the message in Miller's acceptance speech: "Would Margaret Atwood's story be possible? We're going to make sure that doesn't happen, but the story is very worth telling and living … and I'm not going to be surprised when things turn around either, which I think it's well on its way to doing."
Producer Warren Littlefield also spoke to press about the series' timeliness in Trump's America and his support for the Time's Up initiative.
"There are a lot of times we wish we weren't as relevant as we are. It was not a Trump world [when we started] ... midway through the first season the reality changed," he said. "And I think each day we're reminded of our responsibility to be a part of the resistance. Today we joined the resistance for Time's Up."
Atwood previously announced that she would not be in attendance at the Globes due to "family and health reasons."
"I had to cancel, as my family was protesting and I could not manage to drag myself onto a plane, depleted as I am after this autumn's non-stop activities," the author said. "I apologize for any inconvenience this causes, but I hope you understand that this is getting somewhat too strenuous for a person of my increasingly advanced age."
Seth Meyers hosted the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards, which took place at the Beverly Hilton.
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