The 35-year-old actress looked stunning in red on Sunday's red carpet, telling ET's Lauren Zima that it was the first gown she tried on.
"I felt good in it. It's classic. I love the cut and it's red for my first red carpet Emmys," she explained. "This dress makes me feel badass."
The Handmaid's Tale is nominated for 11 Emmys, including Outstanding Drama Series, which Strahovski said "feels incredible."
"This is such a fun moment for me to be here for the first time with a show, and I get to stand alongside all the people that I work with on a daily basis and the show is nominated," she said. "I'm kind of speechless. I'm along for the ride and I'm having a really good time."
"The thing that most excites me about the show is the way that the writers write these nuances and what's in between the lines and how beautifully they do that and they're gonna do more of that," she teased of season two. "There's so much in the book that they can still derive from and what Margaret Atwood wrote to carry onto season two, even though we did cover the book in season one."
See more on The Handmaid's Tale's competition for Outstanding Drama Series in the video below.