Gold Derby can exclusively reveal that Alexis Bledel is entering “The Handmaid’s Tale” episode “Unwomen” as her Emmy submission for Best Drama Supporting Actress. This installment streamed April 25 and was the second episode of the second season for the Hulu show.
In this segment, Emily/Ofglen (Bledel) is taken to the Colonies as a disobedient woman and tries to help the sick “unwomen” who are working there. She seemingly befriends a commander’s wife but causes her to die. She and Sylvia want to emigrate to Canada but are denied since same-sex marriage is not recognized.
Bledel won for playing this same character last year, but it was as Best Drama Guest Actress. She is now in the supporting category for the 2018 ceremony and faces off against reigning champ Ann Dowd and first-time contender Yvonne Strahovski from her own program. Others in the category are returning nominees Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”), Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”) and Thandie Newton (“Westworld”) plus rookie Vanessa Kirby (“The Crown”).
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