“The Handmaid’s Tale” is on a tear, but keep an eye on “Stranger Things.” The period Netflix thriller was a fan favorite, a surprise hit, and could wind up taking the Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series this year. The are indeed upside-down times.
“Stranger Things” would be the latest genre series to defy convention and win the top drama prize, now that “Game of Thrones” isn’t eligible this year due to timing. Also in the hunt: “The Crown,” “This Is Us,” “Better Call Saul,” “House of Cards” and “Westworld.”
But even if “The Handmaid’s Tale” doesn’t win the top prize, star Elisabeth Moss is currently the shoo-in to win the outstanding drama actress prize. On the best actor side, it’s “This Is Us” star Sterling K. Brown’s to lose.
Meanwhile, on the supporting actor and actress side, it’s the best chance for a top prize for “Westworld” (Thandie Newton) and “The Crown” (John Lithgow).
Just like last year, IndieWire’s Screen Talk podcast will continue its weekly Emmy edition over the next few weeks to highlight the most interesting storylines and races. IndieWire editor-at-large Anne Thompson and executive editor Michael Schneider will banter each week, and also bring on the occasional guest.
Here’s Episode 8, in which Thompson and Schneider dissect the key drama categories. Listen below!
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