2017 A Year Of Breakthrough Roles For Women On Television05:22
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This image released by Hulu shows Elisabeth Moss as Offred in a scene from, "The Handmaid's Tale." Moss was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series on Thursday, July 13, 2017. (George Kraychyk/Hulu via AP)
This image released by Hulu shows Elisabeth Moss as Offred in a scene from, "The Handmaid's Tale." Moss was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding lead actress in a drama series on Thursday, July 13, 2017. (George Kraychyk/Hulu via AP)
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This year's television landscape has been dominated by female talent, both on and off screen. Thanks to shows including "Veep" and "Big Little Lies," competition in the actress categories at the Emmys is shaping up to be especially stiff.

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans (@Deggans) talks with Here & Now's Lisa Mullins about why he's been calling 2017 "the year of the woman" on television.

This segment aired on July 21, 2017.

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