• Alexis Bledel backstage after winning her first Emmy Award, for The Handmaid's Tale. (Supplied)
After delivering an amazing performance as Ofglen on The Handmaid's Tale, Alexis Bledel was awarded with her first ever win for an Emmy.
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SBS Guide

11 Sep 2017 - 2:42 PM  UPDATED 13 Sep 2017 - 10:02 AM

When The Handmaid's Tale debuted, both audiences and critics were bowled over by the outstanding performance by former Gilmore Girls star Alexis Bledel. Playing the tortured Ofglen, Bledel was incredibly compelling as a woman who was physically and mentally tortured by a government who were opposed to her sexual orientation. It appears Emmy voters agreed, awarding her the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series prize at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards today.

Ahead of the annual Primetime Emmy Awards, prizes are offered to the technical and creative talent that work largely behind the scenes in crafting the TV that we all love. These are awarded a week prior at a separate ceremony that took place over 2 nights on 9-10 September 2017.

 

Bledel wasn't the only winner for The Handmaid's Tale, with the series also winning awards for cinematography and production design. 

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
The Handmaid’s Tale

Alexis Bledel as Ofglen
Hulu • MGM, Hulu, The Littlefield Company, White Oak Pictures, Daniel Wilson Productions

Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (One Hour)
The Handmaid’s Tale

Offred (Pilot)
Hulu • MGM, Hulu, The Littlefield Company, White Oak Pictures, Daniel Wilson Productions
Colin Watkinson, Director of Photography

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary Or Fantasy Program (One Hour Or More)
The Handmaid’s Tale

Offred (Pilot)
Hulu • MGM, Hulu, The Littlefield Company, White Oak Pict ures, Daniel Wilson Productions
Julie Berghoff, Production Designer
Evan Webber, Art Director
Sophie Neudorfer, Set Decorator

An entire list of the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards winners can be found on the Emmys official site

The first season of The Handmaid's Tale is on SBS Wednesday nights at 10:25pm and is streaming now via SBS On Demand:

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