Elisabeth Moss won her first-ever Emmy Sunday night for her performance as Offred in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Moss took home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series after five nominations but no wins in that category, dating from her time starring in Mad Men. Moss, who watched her director, writer, and supporting costar win Emmys this year, got to walk to the stage herself just before The Handmaid’s Tale won Best Drama.
Moss started off her speech by saying, “Um, so crazy! Okay, I probably don’t have much time. I’m going to go with — who do I go with?” She decided to go with Hulu, MGM, and then a whole slew of cast and crew names. In particular, she thanked Reed Morano, who just won an Emmy for directing The Handmaid’s Tale, saying, “Thank you Reed especially, for teaching me what it means to be balls to the wall.” She also thanked her mom for teaching her how to be kind.
Other nominees in the category included Robin Wright, who has been nominated for every year she’s been on House of Cards, but has never won, and Evan Rachel Wood in Westworld. Moss’ victory continued The Handmaid’s Tale 2017 winning streak, comprising five total trophies.