Reed Morano, the director behind the hit series, "Handmaids Tale" just won an Emmy Awards for directing drama series in 22 years. Because of this recognition, she was considered and named as the first woman to take home the prestigious award for the said category.
The rising-star director directed the first three episodes of "Handmaids Tale" even if she had never directed a pilot before this project. According to Variety, Morano was able to set the tone and the look for the aid hit show which was able to gain critical raves.
It can be recalled that Morano first worked as a cinematographer and she never had any experience from directing. That's why when MGM television and Hulu decided to give her not only one but three episodes was a major gamble for the company. But as "Handmaid Tale" is running on television shows, all of these paid off with the Emmy Award as the latest proof of her directorial skills.
When Morano accepted the award or the first installment of the 10-episode first season, she recognized different people who are also included in the "Handmaid Tale". First, she thanked and hailed the show's main star, Elisabeth Moss for her outstanding performance in the adaptation of the novel by Margaret Atwood.
Deadline reported that Morano mentioned Lizzie as her ultimate inspiration then she also acknowledged the author of the novel, Atwood. This award marked Morano's first Emmy's nomination and win as well as beating ou fellow series' director Kate Dennis for Emmy gold, the Duffer Brothers, Jonathan Nolan, Vince Gilligan, Stephen Daldry, and Lesli Linka Glatter.
It was last 1995 when a female director won the same award with Mimi Leder taking the drama series a helming the "ER" episode "Love's Labor Lost". Apart from this year's win, Morano was also nominated for her work as cinematographer on HBO's "Divorce". After her awarding, the "Handmaids Tale's" director joined a hot of her colleagues in the series in the winner's circle on Sunday which also included writer Bruce Miller and actress Ann Dowd.