Moss wins Emmy for portraying totalitarian cult victim and doesn't care what you think about it - 2017-09-18
As expected, actress Elisabeth Moss took home the Emmy award last night for her role in Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale, besting her fellow nominees for Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Claire Foy (The Crown), Keri Russell (The Americans), Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder), Robin Wright (House of Cards), and Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld). The Handmaid's Tale also won the Emmy for Best Dramatic Series.
In Moss's acceptance speech, she raised some eyebrows for dropping an f-bomb on live television (which was bleeped out in time by quick-thinking CBS censors). After thanking a laundry list of industry people in her speech, as you do, Moss said, "And my mother. You are brave and strong and smart and you have taught me that you can be kind and a fucking badass."
Well, in Scientology cursing is practically a sacrament, so maybe Moss's indecorum shouldn't be unexpected.