Logo for College of the Holy Cross

Search

Ann Dowd ’78, P20 Wins Emmy Award for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

September 18th, 2017 by 


Ann Dowd ’78, P20 receives an honorary degree at the College’s 170th Commencement Exercises on May 27, 2016.

Ann Dowd ’78, P20 won the award for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series for her work on “The Handmaid’s Tale” at the 69th annual Emmy Awards which aired live on CBS from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sept. 17.

“Well, I think this is a dream,” Dowd said in her tearful acceptance speech. “I know it’s an actor’s dream and I’m deeply grateful to you. I don’t have the words, so I thank you.”

Dowd beat out “Handmaid’s Tale” co-star Samira Wiley, along with fellow nominees Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”), Uzo Aduba (“Orange Is the New Black”), Chrissy Metz (“This Is Us”), and Thandie Newton (“Westworld”).

Dowd was also nominated for outstanding guest actress in a drama series for her work as Patti Levin on HBO’s “The Leftovers.”

The actress, who has worked steadily on stage, in film, and on series television for more than 30 years, was bestowed with an honorary degree at Holy Cross’ 170th Commencement Exercises on May 27, 2016. In 2015, The New York Times called Dowd “a late arrival worth the wait.”

At Holy Cross, Dowd, who was a psychology major with a concentration in health professions, took theatre classes that ultimately led her to an acting career, according to a 2012 Holy Cross Magazine article. With the support of her instructors and college roommate, she traveled to New York City to audition for the Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University in Chicago, where she received her M.F.A. in acting.

Media Coverage

| More

 

Comments (1)
  1. Kate Barnhart says:

    Congratulations on this well deserved honor Anne. No matter what you pursue your talent blazes through.
    Congratulations from all of your supporters in the class of ‘76.

Sort 
Search  
National Voter Registration Day
9/21/2020
Online Online

National Voter Registration Day is a nonpartisan civic holiday celebrating our democracy....


Co-Curricular Extravaganza (Event canceled)
9/23/2020
Hogan Center 320

Open to Campus Community Only


Co-Curricular Extravaganza (Event canceled)
9/23/2020
Hogan Center Ballroom & 328

Open to Campus Community Only


#WatchWednesday - Stolen Education
9/23/2020
Online Online

This week our #WatchWednesday showing will be Stolen Education. The film documents the...


Cocurricular Extravaganza
9/24/2020
Online Online

Save the Date: The Purple Key Society is hosting the annual Cocurricular Extravaganza...


HC Green Fund Virtual Working Party
9/24/2020
Online Online

Join a virtual workspace weekly to brainstorm campus sustainability projects, develop...


HC Green Fund First-Ever General Meeting
9/28/2020
Online Online

Join the first-ever Holy Cross Green Fund general meeting. Established by students in...


HC Green Fund Virtual Working Party
10/1/2020
Online Online

Join a virtual workspace weekly to brainstorm campus sustainability projects, develop...


Holy Cross Student Forum with Dr. Anthony Fauci '62
10/6/2020
Online Online

NEW DATE: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 2 p.m.Begin the fall 2020 semester in a conversation...


HC Green Fund Virtual Working Party
10/8/2020
Online Online

Join a virtual workspace weekly to brainstorm campus sustainability projects, develop...


HC Green Fund Virtual Working Party
10/15/2020
Online Online

Join a virtual workspace weekly to brainstorm campus sustainability projects, develop...


HC Green Fund Virtual Working Party
10/22/2020
Online Online

Join a virtual workspace weekly to brainstorm campus sustainability projects, develop...


HC Green Fund Virtual Working Party
10/29/2020
Online Online

Join a virtual workspace weekly to brainstorm campus sustainability projects, develop...


HC Green Fund Virtual Working Party
11/5/2020
Online Online

Join a virtual workspace weekly to brainstorm campus sustainability projects, develop...


HC Green Fund Virtual Working Party
11/12/2020
Online Online

Join a virtual workspace weekly to brainstorm campus sustainability projects, develop...


HC Green Fund Virtual Working Party
11/19/2020
Online Online

Join a virtual workspace weekly to brainstorm campus sustainability projects, develop...


Becoming a White Ally for Racial Justice Workshop Series (FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS)
12/2/2020
Online Online

The Offices of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and Multicultural Education invite all...