For four riveting seasons, we’ve watched (in awe) Tatiana Maslany play a smorgasbord of clones on Space’s weird and wonderful clone-spiracy series, Orphan Black. Over the years, she’s rightfully earned oodles of critical acclaim, but tonight was the night Maslany finally took home her first Emmy win for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. This feels good.
Since the very first episode back in the spring of 2013, the show has continued to up the ante by adding new Leda clones with disparate personality traits, motivations, and, most impressively, accents. While the Emmys didn’t recognize Maslany’s exceptional work until she was nominated for Season 3, we’ll let that slide and bask in the present-tense glory of this well-deserved win for one of the hardest working actors in showbiz.
Upon receiving her Emmy from fellow Canadian Kiefer Sutherland, Maslany logically took a moment to praise Orphan Black co-creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett for “this incredible dream job.” After thanking the writers, cast, and crew, the Maslany expressed how she feels “so lucky to be on a show that puts women at the centre.” Class act.
For a sillier side of Maslany, here she is answering questions for our beloved webseries A Talk of the Clones. While Kristian Bruun only plays one character on Orphan Black, we let him tag along. Who are we kidding, Bruun is A Talk of the Clones’ MVP player!
Now here’s an obligatory clone dance party gif.
The fifth and final season of Orphan Black is slated to begin production this fall. An additional 10, one-hour episodes are set to air in 2017 on Space. Seasons 1-3 are available now on CraveTV.