Alexis Bledel just earned a fourth Emmy nomination for her turn as Emily Malek on Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which scooped up a total of 21 Emmy citations for its fourth season this year. Bledel competes in the Best Drama Guest Actress category, in which she took home her first victory, for “Handmaid’s’” debut installment in 2017. “To be singled out by the Television Academy means a lot because I’ve spent many years working in television,” the actor, who is also known for her starring role as Rory Gilmore on “Gilmore Girls,” says in response to her fourth career nom. In our exclusive video interview (watch above), Bledel elaborates on Emily’s newfound occupation in Canada, on Emily’s friendship with Moira (Samira Wiley), and on the two events that dramatically trigger Emily in season 4.
The 73rd Emmy Awards ceremony will be held on September 19, Sunday, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California, and will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer of ‘The Neighborhood.’
Unlike the 2020 Emmy Awards, which was mostly virtual, this year’s ceremony will have limited audience consisting of the nominees and their guests.
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesAlexis has never missed a nomination for the series, after her win in 2017, she competed in supporting in 2018 before dropping back to guest in 2019 and 2020. This year she has another killer submission, “Testimony”, in which Emily has to confront someone from her Gilead past. Bledel is in first place in the odds and would become the seventh woman to win the drama guest actress twice, the category record.
Alexis Bledel – “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Claire Foy – “The Crown”
Mckenna Grace – “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Sophie Okonedo – “Ratched”
Phylicia Rashad – “This Is Us”
Find the all nominees here.
Co-star Bledel teased that June’s plight is a new pace for the whole cast. “This season also overall is really edging into an action-adventure place. It’s very exciting to see June as public enemy number one of Gilead,” Bledel added.
With what seems like more action and battle scars than before, Season 4 of the Emmy-winning dystopian drama based on Margaret Atwood’s acclaimed 1985 novel is set to launch April 28 on Hulu.Source: Deadline.com
Similar to previous seasons, this 10-episode cycle of the Bruce Miller showrun Handmaid’s will return with three episodes at once. The remaining seven episodes of the series co-starring Joseph Fiennes, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Alexis Bledel, Bradley Whitford, Ann Dowd and Max Minghella then will drop weekly on the Disney-controlled streamer.