Sarah, Alison, Cosima and Helena (& Rachel!) Finally Get Their Due

Congratulations to Tatiana Maslany, who received her very first (and long overdue) Emmy nomination today for her killer portrayal of not one, not two, but nine separate clones (so far) in BBC Ameirca’s Orphan Black. Each character Maslany plays is incredibly crafted so as to keep them all very distinctive, whether it’s with the voice, the hair, her cadence or all of the above — to the point that when you’re watching her play multiple characters in the same scene, you usually forget it’s the same actress in each role. Not only that, but Maslany has been able to craft incredibly diverse personalities that keep you engaged no matter who she’s playing, turning in a variety of nuanced performances that allow each one to be someone’s favorite. (For the record, my favorite is Alison!)

Maslany should have earned at least a nomination back in 2013 for the first season, but I guess “better late than never” applies beautifully in this case. Here’s hoping now that the Emmy voters have acknowledged what a tremendous talent Maslany is, they also award her a well-deserved trophy come September.

Tatiana Maslany as Rachel, Alison, Sarah, Cosima & Helena — Orphan Black

Tatiana Maslany as Rachel, Alison, Sarah, Cosima & Helena — Orphan Black

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