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Handmaid's Tale for 11 Emmy nominations



Emmys Trivia: 20 Surprising Facts From 2019’s Nominations

For a show that technically wasn’t eligible at the Emmy Awards in 2019, “The Handmaid’s Tale” did quite well this year. The Hulu drama picked up 11 nominations, including major ones like outstanding directing, writing, guest actress and guest actor, thanks to a quirk in the TV Academy’s Emmy rules.

As previously noted, most of “The Handmaid’s Tale” Season 2 ran during 2018 Emmy eligibility. (The show’s current Season 3, which premiered on June 5, won’t be eligible until 2020). But because three episodes of Season 2 aired outside of last year’s eligibility period, individual achievement awards from those three extra episodes were still eligible this year. And Hulu definitely benefited from that — otherwise, the streamer would have only had nine nominations this year.

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