It”s been a long road, but we finally did it! Tatiana Maslany, star of the hit BBC show “Orphan Black,” received her first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
If you”re new to this particular fandom drama, a quick and dirty primer. On “Orphan Black,” Tatiana Maslany plays five main characters in the first season, and six in later seasons. This on top of one-off characters that come and go from the plot. Each one is a clone conceived via in vitro fertilization and comes with their own background, personality, and quirks.
So it”s been a bit of a sticking point that Maslany has been overlooked year after year by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Fans had braced themselves for another year of disappointed this morning.
But then a miracle happened. Tatiana was nominated.
– Orphan Black (@OrphanBlack) July 16, 2015
Of course, the Internet promptly lost it. Like proud parents whose kid just came from behind to score the winning point in a game of sportsball, celebrations were fierce and sincere.
TATIANA MASLANY. EVERYONE SCREAMED.
– Andrea Towers (@_atowers) July 16, 2015
– Alaa Belkis (@alaaaa1994) July 16, 2015
“And these 12 Emmys go to…Tatiana Maslany.”
– Cameron Esposito (@cameronesposito) July 16, 2015
– Dan Casey (@osteoferocious) July 16, 2015
TATIANA MASLANY FINALLY HAS BEEN RECOGNISED FOR BEING A LITERAL ANGEL
– alison hendrix (@maslanyjpg) July 16, 2015
Annual shoutout to Orphan Black fans about Emmy snubs. *psst psst* Really? Tatiana got a nomination? Wow. Yay! pic.twitter.com/xxR66m2XXd
– Whedonesque (@whedonesque) July 16, 2015
*Entire Internet deletes “Tatiana Maslany Was Robbed” tweets*
– James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) July 16, 2015
Even fellow Emmy nominee Amy Schumer got in on the action!
– Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) July 16, 2015
But will she win? HitFix's Alan Sepinwall weighs in with early predictions.