Hulu becomes first streaming service to win an Emmy for Outstanding Drama

“The Handmaid’s Tale” won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, making Hulu the first streaming service to win an award in this category, beating Netflix and Amazon.

Hulu, which had never won an Emmy for its original content, received ten awards: eight for “The Handmaid’s Tale”, including Outstanding Lead Actress (Elisabeth Moss, her first Emmy), Outstanding Writing (Bruce Miller ) and Outstanding Directing (Reed Morano) for a Drama Series, and two for the documentary “The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years”.

“When we set out to make this series, we were dedicated to the vision and passion of Bruce Miller and (executive producer) Warren Littlefield to pay tribute to Margaret Atwood’s original masterpiece. To be recognized for that vision and make history for it today is a true testament to the incredible cast and creative team of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’” stated Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins.

HBO was the most awarded network with 29 Emmys (including Creative Emmys), eight for “Big Little Lies”. Netflix ranked second with 20 (“Stranger Things” won five Creative Emmys) and NBC third with 15. Its long-running sketch show “Saturday Night Live” won nine awards, the most of any show.