“I feel so lucky to be on a show that puts women at the center.”
Orphan Black enthusiasts have finally something to rejoice for as Tatiana Maslany bags the much coveted Emmy award for the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
Canadian science fiction thriller television series Orphan Black has had sort of a cult following since the first episode of the first season aired back in March 30, 2013 and unlike, other TV shows, this one is primarily gained a large amount of critical acclaim owing to the main star and lead character(s) played by Tatiana Maslany who has completely revolutionised the concept of double roles on celluloid. The Canadian actress plays a total of around eight main clone characters in the sci-fi series and there has been much talk regarding the fact that Maslany never won the Emmy before as her roles and acting prowess never seemed short of award winning. Having nominated last year too, Maslany lost out to Viola Davis but this year her win was unprecedented.
We have seen difficult roles to play but have we ever seen another actor play six characters in the frame where she is probably the only person? The level of commitment she put into her roles throughout the tenure of the show was so impressive that a lot of Orphan Black fans protested against her not winning any major award for her outstanding feat which she repeated time and again over the course of four seasons and will continue into a fifth and final season of the franchise.
Prior to her success at the Emmy’s earlier today, Maslany did win two Critics’ Choice Television Awards, a TCA Award, and three Canadian Screen Awards, in addition to receiving Golden Globe and SAG nominations. However, none of those comes in remote comparison to her most recent success which quite touchingly brought tears to the eyes of the 30-year old actor who was clearly quite overwhelmed when she received the much coveted Emmy on stage.
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Orphan Black revolves around the life of an ex-con artist Sarah Manning who discovers an astonishing fact about the existence of her clones all around the world and embarks on the dangerous mission to neutralise every single concern which poses a threat to her family or her clone sisters. Throughout the course of the series, she plays a total of more than 15 characters with more than four of those sharing screen space multiple times.
Some feat, isn’t it? No wonder her Emmy was so much in the cards considering she did the work of a dozen people at once over a tenure of four years.
Orphan Black is coming back for a fifth and final season in early 2017.