The Crown, Game of Thrones, The Handmaid’s Tale, Stranger Things, and This Is Us were all nominated for Best Television Series -Drama at the 2018 Golden Globes. But in the end, it was the Hulu series that took home the top prize.
Showrunner Bruce Miller took the opportunity to address women’s equality, which has become a major theme of the Golden Globes. "To all the people in this room, and this country and this world who do everything they can to stop the 'Handmaid's Tale' from becoming real, keep doing that," he said.
While GoT, Stranger Things and This Is Us are audience favorites, The Handmaid’s Tale was the heavy favorite to win the 2018 Golden Globe for Best Drama Series. The dystopian drama won the same award at the Emmys a few months ago, And its story of misogyny seems all-too relevant in today’s society. Still, Miller was not sure whether the story would resonate as much with the Hollywood Foreign Press, who votes for the Globes.
"Because our show has so many political overtones about what it means to be an American, it’s interesting for me to have the foreign press be such champions from the beginning," Miller previously told IndieWire. "It’s not easy to predict whether something is going to translate to another world, another political system. The [HFPA] has been lovely in terms of opening that door for us and communicating what the show is."
The Crown, however, was the Golden Globe winner last year. And some thought the HFPA might choose to honor the Queen Elizabeth II drama again. After all, the show has earned praise from even those close to the Queen herself.
"A close friend of the queen said that they liked the way in which [star Claire Foy] is always asking the politicians awkward, common-sense questions," said Robert Lacey, a historical consultant on the show. "Because that’s who she is. She’s very matter-of-fact, very practical."
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