Tatiana Maslany nominated for lead actress Emmy

The Canadian gets another major kudo for her work on Orphan Black, directors Kari Skogland and Jeremy Podeswa received nods, and other Canadian news from today's announcement.
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Tatiana Maslany is continuing her long-running streak of acclaim for her many roles on Orphan Black on a day that also saw produced-in-Canada drama The Handmaid’s Tale earn another slew of nominations.

The Canadian actor is once again in the running for the lead actress Emmy for her work on the final season of the sci-fi drama. She first won the prize in 2016 and was nominated in the same category in 2015. She will be up against fellow Canuck Sandra Oh, who toplined the buzzy BBC America series Killing Eve, and Elisabeth Moss, who stars in Handmaid’s Tale. The series will also compete for best drama.

Vaunted Canadian TV director Kari Skogland is also in the running for a big prize, vying for Outstanding Direction in a Drama Series. Skogland is being recognized for her work on the episode “After” of The Handmaid’s Tale. She’ll compete against Canadian director Jeremy Podeswa, who received a nomination for his work on Game of Thrones episode “The Dragon and The Wolf.”

Canadian Wendy Hallam Martin also earned a nod in the single-camera editing (drama) category for her work on The Handmaid’s Tale. 

And Canadian prodco Take 5, which produces Handmaid’s in Canada for MGM, continued its Emmy streak with a nod for its flagship original series, Vikings, in the makeup category.