Maslany wins Primetime Emmy

After being nominated last year, the Regina-born actor was finally awarded for her multiple roles on Orphan Black.
Orphan Black

Tatiana Maslany has won the Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series prize at the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards.

Maslany won the award for her portrayal of Sarah, Alison, M.K., Cosima, Helena, Rachel and Krystal in the Space channel clone series Orphan Black. She won the category ahead of Claire Danes (Homeland), Viola Davis (How to Get Away With Murder), Taraji P. Henson (Empire), Robin Wright (House of Cards) and Keri Russell (The Americans).

The nomination was Maslany’s second in two years, after she was nominated in the same category in 2015.

“I feel so lucky to be on a show that puts women at the centre,” Maslany said during her acceptance speech at the Microsoft Theater in L.A.

The Regina-born actor was previously nominated for a Golden Globe in 2014, and has picked up several Canadian Screen Awards for her role in the series, among other awards.

Produced by Temple Street in association with Space and BBC America, Orphan Black is to end after its fifth season. The final episode of season four aired in June and new episodes are expected to go into production later this fall.

The show is executive produced by Ivan Schneeberg, David Fortier and Kerry Appleyard, as well co-creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett.