Elisabeth Moss Wins Golden Globe for The Handmaid's Tale With Acceptance Speech Quoting Margaret Atwood

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Elisabeth Moss Wins Golden Globe for The Handmaid's Tale With Acceptance Speech Quoting Margaret Atwood

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Elisabeth Moss‘s winning streak continued at the 2018 Golden Globes where The Handmaid’s Tale star picked up the award for Best Actress in a Drama Series. Moss was nominated with last year’s winner, The Crown‘s Claire Foy, as well as Outlander‘s Caitriona Balfe, Maggie Gyllenhaal of The Deuce and 13 Reasons Why breakout Katherine Langford.

Moss also won her first Emmy for her work as Offred, a Handmaid tasked with having children for the wealthy men of Gilead, in Hulu’s dystopian drama. She previously won a Golden Globe for her work in Top of the Lake in 2014 and was previously nominated in 2011 for Mad Men.

Carol Burnett and Jennifer Aniston presented Moss with the award. “Carol Burnett,” she said in disbelief. “OK, I have to go fast.”

Moss thanked Hulu and the producers of The Handmaid’s Tale and gave a special shout out to her family.

“My mom and my brother, you are the hero and heroine of my life,” she said.

Moss then read an excerpt from Margaret Atwood‘s novel, The Handmaid’s Tale. “‘We were the people who were not in the papers. We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. It gave us more freedom. We lived in the gaps between the stories,'” she said, dedicating the award to the author and other trailblazing women.

“We are the story in print and we’re writing the story ourselves,” Moss said. “Thank you.”

The Handmaid’s Tale will return for season two on Hulu in April.

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Published at Mon, 08 Jan 2018 01:43:37 +0000Rachel Brosnahan Gets Understandably Distracted by Oprah During Golden Globes Acceptance Speech

“Hi, Oprah.” 

Rachel Brosnahan just took home the award for best actress in a comedy or musical TV series for her role as Miriam Maisel in Amazon‘s Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and couldn’t help but interrupt her acceptance speech when she saw everybody’s idol in the front row. 

Basically, assuming Brosnahan is a fan of awesome women, that had to be one hell of a moment. Not only was Oprah (on hand to accept the Cecil B. Demille Award) right there in front of her, but it was comedic geniuses Jennifer Aniston and Carol Burnett who handed her the award.  

“Wow, um, cool,” is also the way we’d stammer our way into a speech in front of women like that. “I’m gonna have to write a whole lotta thank you notes. My brain is scrambled eggs!” 

Eventually, Brosnahan managed to find her words. 

“Look, this is a story about a bold and brilliant and complicated woman and I am endlessly proud to be a part of it, but there are so many women’s stories out there that still need and deserve to be told,” she said. “So as we enter this new year, please let’s continue to hold each other accountable and invest in and make and champion these stories.” 

Brosnahan beat out Pamela Adlon (FXX’s Better Things)Alison Brie (Netflix’s Glow)Issa Rae (HBO’s Insecure), and Frankie Shaw (Showtime’s SMILF) for the honor. 

Published at Mon, 08 Jan 2018 01:43:35 +0000