2017 Emmy Nominations: The Handmaid's Tale Just Made Hulu A Prestige TV Player

What’s most impressive about this year’s noms, however, is the way they demonstrate just how malleable the very definition of “television” has become. The Emmys have room for not only a streaming-service hit like The Handmaid’s Tale, but also a viral-video-series-turned-comedy-smash (Billy on the Street), a Squarespace commercial starring John Malkovich, the opening credits for Stranger Things,, and a few virtual reality experiences. Unlike other award competitions, it's an all-encompassing, free-wheeling overview of all manner of delights and distractions, no matter the size of the screen they played on.