Elisabeth Moss won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a TV Drama tonight, for her performance as Offred in Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale. The series is also up for Best Drama, and Ann Dowd is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Aunt Lydia.
Moss also won the Emmy for her role in September, and has been nominated for a Golden Globe twice before for her work on AMC’s Mad Men. Accepting the award, she read a statement from The Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood that related the show — a near-future dystopian political drama about an America in which women have no rights, and exist only to reproduce — to the current crisis point for sexism in Hollywood.
In part, the statement read “we no longer live in the blank white spaces; we no longer live in the gaps between the stories.”