Aussie star scores first Emmy's nod

Kristine Tarbert
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

Australian actress Yvonne Strahovski has scored her first ever Emmy nomination for her role in The Handmaid’s Tale.

On the show Yvonne plays Serena, a role which has earned her rave reviews already.

Critics even said her performance on the show was “the only reason to watch season two.”

“I can’t stop smiling, my face hurts,” Yvonne told Vulture after finding out about her nomination.

Yvonne Strahovski is nominated for best supporting actress in a drama series. Photo: Getty

“I’m so happy to have been part of this, and so grateful that the ride has really allowed me the opportunity to dive deep into Serena’s psyche this season, and really get down and dirty with her and her vulnerability.”

The news was not so good for Nicole Kidman, who was snubbed for her performance in Top of the Lake: China Girl, and Naomi Watts – for roles in Twin Peaks and Gypsy – when nominations were announced on Thursday.

Yvonne has some stiff competition to win the Emmy for best supporting actress in a drama.

She will be competing for the Emmy against two   The Handmaid’s Tale  co-stars, Alexis Bledel and Ann Dowd. Photo: Getty

She will be competing for the Emmy against two The Handmaid’s Tale co-stars, Alexis Bledel and Ann Dowd, as well as Lena Headey (Game of Thrones), Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Thandie Newton (Westworld) and Vanessa Kirby (The Crown).

The Handmaid’s Tale came away with 20 nominations all up.

The 70th Emmy Awards ceremony will be held at the Microsoft Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on September 17.

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