‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ poised to make Golden Globes history

Best TV Supporting Actress at the Golden Globes is one of the hardest categories to predict as it combines performance in all the genres: comedy, drama, telefilms and limited series. For shows that reaped multiple Emmy bids in the respective supporting categories, getting one actress in can be difficult, two is rare and three is almost impossible. What does this mean for “The Handmaid’s Tale” and it’s largely female cast?

The good news is that back in 2004, Sex and the City” saw a trio of supporting ladies nominated for the final season of this Golden Globe favorite. Kristin Davis scored her first nomination; Cynthia Nixon landed her fourth (2000-2001 and 2003-2004). And the reigning champ Kim Cattrall also received a goodbye hug. Vote-splitting contributed to a win for “Angels in America” featured player Mary-Louise Parker.

“The Handmaid’s Tale” swept the Emmy Awards, winning acting trophies for leading lady Elisabeth Moss, supporting actress Ann Dowd and guest star Alexis Bledel. Dowd is all but certain to reap a Golden Globe bid for her portrayal of Aunt Lydia, the harsh handler of the handmaidens. Bledel, who plays the rebellious Emily, will benefit from the HFPA rule that defines a supporting performance as one that is in a minimum of 5% of the series.

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Among the other supporting actresses on “The Handmaid’s Tale,” two stand out: Samira Wiley, who reaped an Emmy bid for her heartbreaking performance as the forlorn Moira; and Aussie import Yvonne Strahovski who steals scenes as the nasty Serena Joy who makes life hell for June (Moss).

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