Jones wins second Emmy

Cherry Jones makes her acceptance speech Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles after winning the Guest Actress in a Drama Creative Arts Emmy for her role in “The Handmaid’s Tale.” It was her second Emmy Award win.

Paris native Cherry Jones can add another Emmy Award to her resume.

Jones won the 2019 Guest Actress in a Drama Series Emmy on Sunday for her work in Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

The award was presented as part of the second night of the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Jones won for her portrayal of Holly Maddox, mother of the show’s title character, June/Offred, played by Elisabeth Moss.

This was her second consecutive nomination for the role, which was part of the second season of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” which overlapped the 2018 and 2019 nomination periods.

Other nominees in the category this year included Laverne Cox (“Orange is the New Black”), Jessica Lange (“American Horror Story: Apocalypse”), Phylicia Rashad (“This Is Us”), Cicely Tyson (“How To Get Away With Murder”) and Carice Van Houten (“Game of Thrones”).

The Creative Arts Emmy awards honor outstanding artistic and technical achievement in television. Awards were given to performers, artists and craftspeople for excellence in short form drama and comedy series, casting, cinematography, and guest performers in comedy and drama series.

Jones previously won an Emmy in 2009 for her portrayal of President Allison Taylor in the drama series “24.”

Jones is the daughter of the late Jack and Joan Jones of Paris. She is a 1975 graduate of Henry County High School and later graduated from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama in Pittsburgh.

Jones will be a presenter during the live telecast of the Emmy Awards beginning at 7 p.m. Sunday on Fox.

She’s won two Tony Awards for her work on stage: one in 1995 for her role as Catherine Sloper in “The Heiress” and one in 2005 for playing Sister Aloysius in “Doubt.”

She was also nominated for three other Tony Awards — in 2014 for her performance as Amanda Wingfield in “The Glass Menagerie,” in 1991 for “Our Country’s Good,” and in 2000 for “A Moon for the Misbegotten.”

She’s also known for several film projects, including “The Village,” “Signs” and “The Perfect Storm,” and has appeared in numerous television series, including “11.22.63,” “American Crime” and “Succession.”

“The Handmaid’s Tale” is a drama adapted from the Margaret Atwood novel of the same name, depicting a theoretical future in which a totalitarian state replaces the United States of America.

Jones has recently been filming a major role in the upcoming miniseries “Defending Jacob,” to air on the new Apple TV+ digital streaming service, and starring Chris Evans of “Captain America” fame.

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