Handmaid’s Tale wins big at Golden Globes

The Toronto-shot series picked up two trophies, including best dramatic television series.
Handmaid's Tale

Toronto-shot The Handmaid’s Tale was a big winner at the 2018 Golden Globe Awards, extending its award-season streak.

The Hulu series, based on Margaret Atwood’s novel of the same name, won the award for best television drama, while its star Elizabeth Moss gave a shout out to Margaret Atwood upon accepting her award for best performance in a TV series. The post-apocalyptic thriller from MGM Studios is produced in Canada by Take 5 Productions and Whizbang Pictures. In September, the series also picked up a slew of awards at the Emmy Awards, and became the first series from a streamer to win in the best drama category.

Meanwhile, Big Little Lies, directed by Quebec’s Jean-Marc Vallee, was awarded best limited TV series. The director was also thanked by three of its stars who picked up acting awards for their work on the HBO hit.

Another winner with a Canadian connection is The Shape of Water, which filmed at Cinespace in Toronto in 2016. Guillermo Del Toro, who maintains a Canadian residence and shoots most of his projects here, was awarded the best director prize for his work on the creature feature.

Sadly, for Toronto’s Aircraft Pictures, the night did not end up with a win. The prodco was nominated for best animated feature for the copro The Breadwinner. Disney Pixar’s Coco ultimately took home the prize.