Could Tatiana Maslany be more of a perfect person? I’ll answer on behalf of the Clone Club and say no, she couldn’t be! She’s amazing! The Orphan Black actress is speaking out about the “Emmy snub” that her and the BBC America show received earlier this year.
Orphan Black is a sci-fi drama that follows Sarah Manning (Tatiana Maslany) as she discovers her life is a lot more complicated than she thought it was by discovering she has clones.
After Maslany won her first ever Critic’s Choice Award for Best Actress in a Drama in June of this year, everyone expected that she would also be nominated for an Emmy.
When she wasn’t the Clone Club, Clonesbians, and all of the other loyal viewers of the show raged and raged all over the world wide web.
While Maslany loves the fact that her fans are so loyal and were very vocal and involved in the campaigning for her to receive an Emmy nod, she wasn’t bothered by the lack of a nomination at all.
"To me, the whole Emmy thing came from other people. It wasn’t like I did Orphan Black and was like, ‘I can’t wait to be nominated for an Emmy.’ I was just like, ‘I’m so excited I’m doing this show. I hope I can get through the day without passing out,” Maslany tells TV Guide.
Maslany continues on in the interview to say that actors and actresses shouldn’t put too much of their worth into events or awards like the Emmys.
"Doctors don’t get awarded for things the entire world knows about. It’s just so warped. We put so much value on awards and it’s so not what it’s about," she said.
If you haven’t had your mind blown by Orphan Black, it’s first season is available for purchase and will be airing for the first time in the UK on BBC Three later this month.
The second season of the hit show will premiere on BBC America and on Space in Canada in April 2014.