As Gold Derby predicted, Alexis Bledel has just won the Emmy for Best Drama Guest Actress for playing Ofglen on Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Bledel had leading 8/5 odds to prevail heading into the 2017 Creative Arts Emmys on Sunday, September 10. This is the first nomination and win for the former star of “Gilmore Girls,” and we can already hear fans of that CW dramedy rejoicing across the nation. Watch Bledel’s press room video above.
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The other five nominees in this category were Ann Dowd (“The Leftovers”), Shannon Purser (“Stranger Things”), Alison Wright (“The Americans”), Laverne Cox (“Orange is the New Black”) and Cicely Tyson (“How to Get Away with Murder”).
The TV vet stunned viewers with her image-changing role as Ofglen in Hulu’s adaptation of the classic Margaret Atwood novel, winning for the episode “Late.” In that hour, after it’s discovered that she’s a lesbian, Ofglen is arrested for crimes against the state and put on trial alongside her wife, Martha (Laura Wilson). Found guilty, the two are loaded into a van and driven to a remote location where Ofglen, bound and constricted from speaking, is forced to watch her wife’s execution by hanging. She later wakes up to find that her genitals have been mutilated, a measure which Aunt Lydia (two-time Emmy nominee Ann Dowd) assures will help her resist temptation.
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