Since no one wants to watch an eight-hour Emmys telecast, a handful of awards were handed out at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sunday night before the primetime ceremony airs this week.
In her acceptance speech, Bledel addressed the series’ political resonance and its partnership with Change.org, which she says aims “to encourage us all to take action … sign up, speak up and stay awake,” according to Deadline.
She also went on to thank her co-star and producer Elisabeth Moss for “having [her] be a part of this affecting and incredible work,” as well as writer Bruce Miller for crafting a character “who displays such fortitude amongst such devastation and then suggesting that I play her.”
Despite being presumed dead, Bledel’s character is set to return for the second season of the dystopian series as the adaptation strays farther away from its source material, Margaret Atwood’s celebrated 1985 novel.
The role of Ofglen, a handmaid who fights back against an oppressive regime, is, of course, a far cry from doe-eyed, innocent Rory, whom Bledel played once again in Netflix’s “Gilmore Girls: A Year In the Life” this year.
While the revival didn’t score any nominations, fellow Stars Hollow resident Melissa McCarthy took home the Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for hosting “Saturday Night Live.” Milo Ventimiglia, who starred as Rory’s paramour for a handful of seasons, also has a shot at Emmy gold later this week for his performance in NBC’s “This Is Us.”
And yet, we’re still living in a world where Kelly Bishop aka Emily Gilmore isn’t being showered with awards.