The entirety of the Clone Club has been waiting years for the Emmy voters to do the right thing and present Tatiana Maslany with an award she’s been deserving ever since season one of Orphan Black hit the airwaves. Finally, someone has opened their eyes and seen the amazing job she’s been doing. Maslany was given the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and we fans breathed a collective sigh of relief.
Here’s the press release we thought may never come:
Los Angeles – September 18, 2016 – BBC AMERICA’s Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany earned her first Primetime Emmy Award® win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Her multi-character performance as fourteen different clones to date is also the first win for the channel’s original series. The Emmy® rounds out a list of accolades for the star including two Critics’ Choice Awards, a Television Critics Association and Young Hollywood Award as well as Golden Globe® and Screen Actors Guild nominations. Orphan Black has also earned a Peabody Award.
Sarah Barnett, BBC AMERICA President, commented, “Tatiana Maslany is a phenomenal talent, we are so happy to see her get this amazing recognition from The Academy. BBCA warmly salutes the entire brilliant team behind Orphan Black. And we have no doubt the clone club – Orphan Black’s extraordinary fans – will be out in force celebrating their beloved show.”
Orphan Black is produced by Temple Street Productions, a division of Boat Rocker Studios, in association with BBC AMERICA and Bell Media’s SPACE. The original drama is executive produced by Ivan Schneeberg, David Fortier and Kerry Appleyard of Temple Street, and Graeme Manson and John Fawcett. Co-created by Graeme Manson and John Fawcett, with Manson also serving as writer and Fawcett as director, BBC AMERICA’s Orphan Black returns for its fifth and final season in Spring 2017. The series is distributed by BBC Worldwide and can be seen in more than 170 countries.