Tatiana Maslany plays over a dozen clones and counting on "Orphan Black," and for the second year in a row, these performances earned her an Emmy nomination. And on Sunday, Maslany paid tribute to her home country and rocked a crimson red gown to celebrate her big honour.
This time, she won the Emmy for "Lead Actress in a Drama." Maslany was so floored and genuinely surprised by her win, she forgot to print out a speech and had to read it off her phone.
"I should have had this written down," said Maslany, while stifling her own laughter.
"Thank you SO much. There's so many people I feel so indebted to! Graeme Manson and John Fawcett, love you guys, thank you for this incredible dream job. My team, Jennifer Goldhar and Steve Alexander, everyone at BWR, Steven Lynch, Kathryn Alexandre, our writers room, my beautiful cast and crew, I love you guys... My Tom [Cullen], my family, thank you so much, I feel so lucky to be on a show that puts women at the centre. And thank you so much to the Academy. Thank you."
— Orphan Black (@OrphanBlack) September 19, 2016
The Regina native wore a v-neck dress from Alexander Wang's Resort 2017 collection and walked the red carpet with her longtime boyfriend and fellow actor, Tom Cullen. Maslany was also styled for the event by Micaela Erlanger, who is best known for collaborating with Lupita Nyong'o during her Oscar campaign and eventual win in 2014 for her work in "12 Years a Slave."
Maslany wore her hair up, and kept her jewelry simple. She adorned her ears with Forevermark Diamonds line earrings and sported a white gold ring from the same designer.
Beyond her fashion, Maslany also spoke to what this recognition from her peers means to her, and the show's dedicated fanbase in an interview with E!'s Giuliana Rancic.
"It's been really awesome to have connections with fans where, you know, they feel like they've been represented on-screen like they haven't before," said Maslany, in a nod to the show's diverse characters and clones, some of whom identify within the LGBTQ community.
"That [connection is] really, you know, moving to us, and sort of inspires us to keep pushing the boundaries of what people expect on television."
Maslany is forging ties beyond the small screen, too. Her latest film, "Two Lovers and a Bear," had its North American premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last week. The star recently wrapped production on "Stronger," a movie about how a couple carries on following the Boston Marathon bombings, opposite Jake Gyllenhaal.
The 30-year-old three-time Canadian Screen Award winner will begin production on the fifth and final season of "Orphan Black" in Toronto next month.
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