Elisabeth Moss' Emmy Shoes Had a Hidden Message 'to the Patriarchy'

Emmett Rice
September 22, 2017

Television's glittering Emmys placed politics front and center on Sunday, lavishing "The Handmaid's Tale" with awards for its bleak portrait of an authoritarian America.

Archie Panjabi was the first British Asian actress to win an Emmy for outstanding supporting actress in 2010 for The Good Wife.

"She said, "Stay in this moment, stay in this moment, stay in this moment" in all caps, so I was. trying to just be as present as possible", she said.

"Homeland" won Drama Series for its first two seasons in 2012 and 2013 while taking its leading lady, Claire Danes, alone for the ride both times. Just experiencing that for eight months and to shoot for eight months was new for me. The show also took home several other awards including best actress in a drama series for Elizabeth Moss and best supporting actress in a drama series for Ann Dowd. "But unlike the presidency, the Emmys go to the winners of the popular vote", Colbert quipped, referring to the 2016 election result.

On a night that rewarded ethnic diversity, Sterling K. Brown picked up lead actor in a drama for "This is Us" while Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe, Riz Ahmed and Donald Glover also made it to the podium.

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"Saturday Night Live" was shown lots of Emmy love for a season that focused heavily on the presidential election. "You'll have to guess what the other shoe says", she wrote. The "Veep" actress now holds the record for most awards won by a performer for the same role.

Fresh from her double Emmy Award win this past weekend, The Handmaid's Tale star Elisabeth Moss has signed on to star in Call Jane, an indie drama from director Simon Curtis (My Week With Marilyn), Variety has revealed.

He got a loud cheer when he took to the stage and thanked Trump for "making black people number one on the most oppressed list".

HBO's "Big Little Lies" was the night's other big victor.

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