The Handmaid’s Tale took home many Emmys on Sunday night, but the show was already on the top of everyone’s minds before statues were even handed out thanks to Stephen Colbert being accompanied by Handmaid’s Tale-dressed dancers in the opening number.
“I loved the dancers,” Elisabeth Moss said backstage after her win. “I was freaking out. I think they should be in season 2. I think we should go in a new direction. What do you think, Bruce?”
Handmaid’s Tale boss Bruce Miller didn’t seem keen on the idea but offered up a good chuckle as Moss explained that her acceptance speech — which included two f-bombs — was actually the clean version of her speech. “That was the best version you could’ve gotten with that,” Moss said. “That was the clean version. I was trying to remember everybody and you really do have a weird out of body experience. It’s always a surprise. It should be a surprise, otherwise, you’re an a–hole.”
The Handmaid’s Tale scored eight wins on Sunday night, including for drama series, lead actress in a drama for Moss, supporting drama actress for Ann Dowd, directing or a drama series for Reed Morano, writing for a drama for Miller, cinematography for a single-camera series for Colin Watkinson and production design for a narrative contemporary or fantasy program.