The drama directing Emmy could go to a woman for just the 4th time with ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and ‘Killing Eve’

The drama directing Emmy could go to a woman for just the 4th time with ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and ‘Killing Eve’
Two years ago, “The Handmaid’s Tale’s” Reed Morano ended a 22-year cold streak when she became just the third woman to win the Best Drama Directing Emmy. Two women have a chance of joining that group this year to be No. 4: Daina Reid for “Handmaid’s” and Lisa Brühlmann for “Killing Eve.”

Before Morano, the only female drama directing champs were Karen Arthur and Mimi Leder. Morano’s field included two other women, her fellow “Handmaid’s” director Kate Dennis and Lesli Linka Glatter for “Homeland.” Last year, “Handmaid’s” helmer Kari Skogland, who was the only woman in the lineup, was the odds-on frontrunner to win, but the award ended up going to Stephen Daldry for “The Crown.”

Reid, whose nominated episode is “Holly” — one of “Handmaid’s” three eligible orphaned episodes this cycle — and Brühlmann, nominated for “Desperate Times,” are up against three “Game of Thrones
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