2018 Critics’ Choice TV predictions: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ will roll to an easy Best Drama Series victory

There’s no stopping Offred & Co. Following Emmy and Golden Globe wins, “The Handmaid’s Tale” will continue its win streak with a Best Drama Series triumph at Thursday’s Critics’ Choice Awards, according to our latest predictions. With 1/1 odds, the dystopian drama is way ahead of defending champ “Game of Thrones,” “Stranger Things,” “The Crown,” “This Is Us,” and “American Gods,” all of which have 10/3 odds.

Among the nearly 700 votes cast were unanimous picks for “Handmaid’s” from all three participating TV Experts, Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), Adnan Virk (ESPN) and myself, and all six participating Gold Derby Editors, including Chris Beachum, Daniel Montgomery, Marcus James Dixon, Paul Sheehan and Rob Licuria.

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“The Handmaid’s Tale,” which took home eight Emmys including Best Drama Series in September, won Best Drama Series and Best TV Drama Actress for Elisabeth Moss at Sunday’s Globes. It has three Critics’ Choice nominations: Best Drama Series, Best Drama Actress for Moss and Best Drama Supporting Actress for Ann Dowd, who earned the Emmy in the same category.

Should “The Handmaid’s Tale” prevail, it’d be the first streaming show to win Best Drama Series at Critics’ Choice. Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black,” which moved over to drama three years ago after a comedy series win, “The Crown” and “Stranger Things” have all fallen short.

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