It was among HBO's 108 nominations.
The point here is that, while the Emmy awards may seem like trivial pieces of metal arbitrarily decided by committees that seem paid off by high-end gift baskets, they do serve a real objective in the TV industry as a watermark: They help us compare which networks (or in this case, streaming services) are producing the highest-rated content and which networks need to step their game up if they want to keep pace with the times.
Yvonne's co-stars on The Handmaid's Tale, Alexis Bledel and Ann Dowd, also received nominations. Though Graham didn't earn an Emmy bid for the long-running HBO series, the show is nevertheless up for Best Comedy Series, Best Comedy Actor (Larry David) and twice for Best Comedy Guest Actor (Lin-Manuel Miranda and Bryan Cranston).
The 35-year-old, who is also pregnant with her first child, shared her excitement with Vulture after being nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
And during Thursday's 2018 Emmy nominations announcement, it was revealed that it's been nominated for 22 more, including Best Drama Series, Best Directing for a Drama Series and Best Writing for a Drama Series. Game Of Thrones was the dominant series. It's a steep fall-off from there, although 13 networks or services garnered 10 or more nominations, reflecting the breadth of competition that now characterizes the Emmy race in the age of "peak TV".
This year's Emmy Awards will broadcast live on NBC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. ET.