Today was a huge day for actor Tatiana Maslany and the BBC, the actor earned her first Primetime Emmy Award nomination this morning, making this nomination the first nomination for her and the BBC’s original series.
If you haven’t seen the show the staggering amount of work that Tatiana Maslany has to produce for this series may surprise you. Maslany offers multi-character performance in there series, as a matter of fact, she is ten different clones.
In the past Maslany picked up two Critics’ Choice Awards, a Golden Globe nomination, a Television Critics Association Award and a Young Hollywood Award. The series itself, Orphan Black, has also earned a Peabody Award.
“We’re over the moon that Tatiana’s ground breaking work as no less than seven characters in this unique show has been rewarded with an Emmy nomination” says Sarah Barnett, President and General Manager, BBC AMERICA. “The creative and technical demands of Orphan Black are immense, yet Tatiana manages to craft each character with a depth, nuance and humanity rarely found in one performance, let alone seven!”
If you are new to the show, a young-girl named Sarah cleans out a dead woman’s bank account, instigating a series of events that reveals she is not one-of-a-kind.
In season three, she portrayed seven clones, including Sarah, an outsider and orphan at the center of the clone mystery, Beth, a cop who committed suicide, Alison, an unorthodox housewife, Cosima, a cosmic-thinking scientist, Helena, a reformed murderer, Rachel, a professional and ruthless businesswoman and Krystal, a ditzy nail technician. To date, Maslany has also played trans clone Tony, Russian clone Katja and dying clone Jennifer – for a total of 10 clones.
The third season of Orphan Black plunged the clone sisterhood into unexpected territory with the realization that they were not alone; a new line of militaristic male clones were revealed, raising even more questions and consequences for Sarah and her sisters. The Peabody Award-winning drama (co-created by Graeme Manson and John Fawcett) explored the theme of ‘Family’ and how far one would go to protect them.