The Handmaid's Tale and Big Little Lies triumph at Emmys

It was a big night for female-dominated shows

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The Handmaid's Tale was among the big winners at this year's Emmy Awards.

The dystopian drama, based on Margaret Atwood's novel, picked up five gongs at the star-studded ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

Elisabeth Moss was named Best Actress, while her co-star Ann Dowd received Best Supporting Actress.

HBO series Big Little Lies also garnered five trophies, including Best Lead Actress in a Limited Series for Nicole Kidman, as well as Best Limited Series.