'The Handmaid's Tale' actress and her mum at the Emmys are mother-daughter relationship goals

CBS/Television Academ. Linda Moss and Elisabeth Moss when Moss wins best actress at the Emmys.

The INSIDER Summary:

  • Actress Elisabeth Moss brought her mother to the Emmys.
  • The two are quite close. 
  • Moss was nominated for lead actress in a drama series and won. It was her first Emmy win after seven nominations.
  • In her speech, she thanked her mum who she referred to as a ‘f—ing bad—.”
  • Afterwards, the two celebrated backstage like best friends. 

While many actors and actresses brought their significant others and children to the 69th annual Primetime Emmys, actress Elisabeth Moss went a different route.

“The Handmaid’s Tale” actress brought along her mother and pal Linda Moss as her guest and she was probably happy to have joined. The actress ended up winning one of the biggest awards of the night for outstanding lead actress in a drama series.

Linda moss elisabeth emmys CBS/Television AcademyElisabeth Moss and her mother Linda embrace before Elisabeth goes on stage to accept her Emmy for lead actress in a drama series.

It was her first Emmy win after seven nominations.

Not only did Linda Moss get to see her daughter accept her first Emmy, but she also received quite the shout-out during Elisabeth’s award speech. 

After thanking Hulu and MGM, author Margaret Wood, and the show’s cast and crew for supporting and bringing “The Handmaid’s Tale” to life, Moss made sure to give a special bit of thanks to her mother and brother.

Elisabeth moss emmys 2017Phil McCarten/Invision for the Television Academy/AP ImagesElisabeth Moss accepts the award for lead actress in a drama series.

“My brother, Derrick, for being my best friend since the day you were born and my mother. You are brave and strong and smart and you have taught me that you can be kind and a f—ing bad—,” said Moss.

The end of Moss’ line was bleeped out on CBS, but it received raucous applause from the audience.

And Linda Moss? Well, she loved it.

Linda moss emmysCBS/Television AcademyLinda Moss’ reaction to being referred to as a ‘f—ing bad—.’

It didn’t stop there.

Afterwards, the two joined together backstage where they celebrated Moss’ first win even more.

Elisabeth moss linda mossDanny Moloshok/Invision for the Television Academy/AP ImagesElisabeth Moss and her mum celebrate backstage.

Linda Moss took a look at the winner card, reading her daughter’s name and the two shared a mother-daughter photo to remember the moment.

Elisabeth moss linda moss emmysDanny Moloshok/Invision for the Television Academy/AP ImagesLinda Moss looks at the winner’s envelope that has her daughter’s name on it.
Elisabeth moss mumDanny Moloshok/Invision for the Television Academy/AP ImagesElisabeth Moss and her mum share a celebratory embrace.

You can watch Moss’ win and speech below:

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