Will Yvonne Strahovski (‘The Handmaid’s Tale’) turn her Emmy loss into a Golden Globe win?

Yvonne Strahovski received her first Emmy nomination this year in Best Drama Supporting Actress for her scene-stealing performance as Serena Joy in the second season of “The Handmaid’s Tale.” While Thandie Newton (“Westworld”) ended up taking home the statuette, Strahovski could snag her first piece of hardware for the Hulu drama at the Golden Globe Awards.

In the past, many Emmy losses have translated into subsequent Golden Globe wins. For example:

1. Aziz Ansari (“Master of None”): nominated for Best Comedy Actor at the Emmys (2016, 2017), won Best TV Comedy Actor at the Globes (2018)

2. Ewan McGregor (“Fargo”): nominated for Best Limited Series/TV Movie Actor at the Emmys (2017), won Best Limited/Movie Actor at the Globes (2018)

3. Olivia Colman (“The Night Manager”): nominated for Best Limited Series/TV Movie Supporting Actress at the Emmys (2016), won Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series or Movie at the Globes (2017)

4.  Tom Hiddleston (“The Night Manager”): nominated for Best Limited Series/TV Movie Actor at the Emmys (2016), won Best Limited/ Movie Actor at the Globes (2017)

5. Hugh Laurie (“The Night Manager”): nominated for Best Limited Series/TV Movie Supporting Actor at the Emmys (2016), won Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series or Movie at the Globes (2017)

6. Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”): nominated for Best Comedy Actress at the Emmys (2016), won Best TV Comedy Actress at the Golden Globes (2017)

7. Taraji P. Henson (“Empire”): nominated for Best Drama Actress at the Emmys (2015), won Best TV Drama Actress at the Globes (2016)

8. Matt Bomer (“The Normal Heart”): nominated for Best Limited Series/TV Movie Supporting Actor at the Emmys (2014), won Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series or Movie at the Globes (2015)

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Could Strahovski’s snub at last season’s Golden Globes hurt her chances this year? Not necessarily. The only “Handmaid’s” supporting actress to be nominated at last year’s Globes was Ann Dowd, who had just come off her Best Drama Supporting Actress Emmy win. Dowd’s character, Aunt Lydia, sent chills down viewers’ spins in the show’s first season and quickly became one of 2017’s breakout characters. While Dowd continued to scare us as Aunt Lydia in the second season, it was really Strahovski who emerged as the MVP. As one of Gilead’s main orchestrators, Serena Joy is arguably one of the show’s most complicated and controversial characters. Nevertheless, Strahovski’s layered, nuanced performance managed to evoke sympathy for Serena by the end of the season, which isn’t an easy task to do.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association also likes to be the first group to recognize a performer, especially for a breakthrough turn like Strahovski’s.” While both Elisabeth Moss (Best TV Drama Actress) and the series (Best Drama Series) won their categories last year, Dowd lost to Laura Dern (“Big Little Lies”) in the joint Supporting Actress category. Hence, the HFPA has not awarded a supporting “Handmaid’s” actress yet, which it could finally do now with Strahovski.

According to our combined Golden Globes TV odds, Strahovski is in fifth to win Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series or Movie with odds of 8/1, just behind Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), Newton, Patricia Clarkson (“Sharp Objects”) and Penélope Cruz (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”).

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