‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Star Samira Wiley ‘Shocked’ by Her Emmy Nomination

"The Handmaid’s Tale” earned nine total nominations for the 2018 Emmy Awards including Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series for Samira Wiley.

Samira Wiley is no stranger to powerful and shocking moments in her role as "Moira" on "The Handmaid’s Tale." And during today’s 70th Annual Emmy Award nomination announcements, she had a shocking moment of her own. She was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series for her work on "The Handmaid’s Tale."

She told NBC4 what it felt like when Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington surprised her with the news during the live presentation.

In all, "The Handmaid’s Tale" earned nine nominations, including Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Elisabeth Moss, Outstanding Supporting Actor for Joseph Fiennes, and Best Drama Series. Check out our complete list here as well as an interview with Wiley’s co-presenter Ryan Eggold.

The 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air Sept. 17 on NBC. They will be hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Michael Ché and Colin Jost.

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