Tatiana Maslany nabs Emmy nom

The Canadian actress has been recognized for her role in Orphan Black, while Degrassi and Vikings also earn nominations in the children's and VFX categories, respectively.

tatiana-maslany-1She finally did it.

Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany has cracked the Primetime Emmy best actress in a drama category with a nomination for her multi-part leading role in the popular sci-fi series.

The Canadian actress has been nominated for a Golden Globe before but has not yet made the Emmy list. She won a Canadian Screen Award earlier this year for the role. She and the series have won numerous accolades since it launched.

It’s a good year for Canada at the Emmys: also earning an Emmy nomination is Epitome’s Degrassi series in the outstanding children’s program category. It was also nominated in the same category last year.

And Vikings, a Canada-Ireland coproduction with Toronto’s Take 5 Productions, has earned a nomination for its VFX, which is handled in Toronto by Mr. X. Vikings, which has also been recognized for its VFX multiple times, is headed into its fourth season on Shaw Media’s History and History in the U.S.

Orphan Black wrapped its third season on Space and BBC America this spring and it has been ordered for a fourth. It is produced by Toronto’s Temple Street Productions in association with Bell Media and BBCA.

Degrassi just ended its 13-season run and will return in a new guise, Degrassi: Next Class, on DHX Television’s Family Channel in January 2016 and Netflix.

Elsewhere, Canadian superstar handymen the Property Brothers were nominated for the U.S. version of their namesake series on HGTV, in the Outstanding Structured Reality Program category.

Canadians also earned nominations in this year’s sound editing and mixing categories. A team predominately made up of Canadians and supervised by Toronto-based Urban Post were nominated for their work on the Texas Rising episode “Night Four” in the category of Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Special. The team was lead by Urban Post’s John Laing who served as supervising sound editor.

In the Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Limited Series Or A Movie category, nominees included Christian Cooke and Brad Zoren of Toronto-based post house Deluxe. The nomination was for work the duo did along with production designer Santiago Nunez on the Texas Rising episode “Night Four.”

with files from Julianna Cummins and Katie Bailey