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Surprise! Which 18 nominations will ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ be fighting for at 2019 Emmys? [Exclusive]

Surprise! Which 18 nominations will ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ be fighting for at 2019 Emmys? [Exclusive]

Gold Derby was the first to report back on February 11 that the third season of “The Handmaid’s Tale” will not be eligible for the 2019 Emmy Awards. That’s because Season 3 will debut on June 5, just days after the official deadline of May 31 for this year’s eligibility period. It means that the program can’t compete for Best Drama Series and neither can 2018 nominated actors Elisabeth Moss, Ann Dowd, Yvonne Strahovski, Alexis Bledel and Joseph Fiennes. However, Hulu has still found a way to fight for 18 nominations at this September’s ceremony.

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“The Handmaid’s Tale” had three episodes from Season 2 that aired on June 27 (“Holly”), July 4 (“Postpartum”) and July 11 (“The Word”). They were too late in airing for the 2018 Emmys but would qualify for 2019. Since there are only three installments (instead of the required six for a drama series), the studio

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