The TV adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale has taken audiences by storm and now award ceremonies are taking notice and heaping more praise onto the show - with 13 Emmy nominations under its belt. One of those nominations went to former Gilmore Girls’ actress Alexis Bledel who has been congratulated by her former on-screen mum, Lauren Graham.

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Lauren and Alexis played mother and daughter duo Lorelai and Rory Gilmore in the hit American TV show - The Gilmore Girls - which recently appeared on Netflix for a four-part special.

The Emmy nomination in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for Alexis’ portray of Handmaid Ofglen in the hit Hulu show - adapted from Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel - is the actress’ first recognition by the awards organisation.

Quick to praise her former co-star, Graham - who has since starred in films such as Bad Santa and Evan Almighty - tweeted: "Congratulations, @alexisbledel, for the nom for your beautiful work on @HandmaidsOnHulu! So excited and happy for you. Brava! Love, LG."

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Alexis’ character, Ofglen, became friends with the show’s lead protagonist, Offred, and was revealed to be a member of an underground resistance named Mayday.

It was recently announced that Alexis will be returning as a series regular in the second season of the Hulu adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel.

The actress wasn't the only member of the show cast to receive an Emmy nomination.

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Elisabeth Moss, who plays lead character Offred in the series, is up for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, while Ann Dowd, Aunt Lydia in the show, will compete with co-star Samira Wiley, who plays Moira, for the Outstanding Supporting Actress - Drama Series prize.