The Handmaid's Tale and Big Little Lies sweep Emmy Awards

Women-led drama heads up the 2017 Emmy Awards.

The 2017 Emmy Awards has seen The Handmaid's Tale and Big Little Lies go home with most of the honours.

The awards, which took place on Sunday September 17th, celebrated the last year of TV, with acclaim being given to some of this year's biggest series.

The Handmaid's Tale was one of the night's biggest winners, with the show winning Outstanding Drama and Elizabeth Moss and Ann Dowd winning Outstanding Actress and Supporting Actress respectively.

HBO miniseries Big Little Lies was another Emmy success story, with the show netting the Outstanding Limited Series as well as Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgard, and Laura Dern taking home awards for acting in the show.

The night also saw Netflix's Black Mirror be awarded for the episode San Junipero, Veep and Julia Louis-Dreyfus dominate the comedy category and Alec Baldwin receiving an award for his portrayal of Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live.

The awards this year have seen a fair amount of criticism, with some claiming that the voters have stuck to the “safe” options when choosing the nominees. 

House of Cards, for example, was nominated for a number of categories despite its most recent season being received poorly by critics, whilst the much-lauded The Leftovers saw no nods despite critical acclaim. 

The makers of Westworld will also be disappointed, as the show lead the nominations by far but received no actual awards.

Predictions for next year's awards are varied, with Game of Thrones, Twin Peaks: The Return and the second season of Stranger Things the favourites to lead the nominations.

Source: Screen Rant 

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