Tatiana Maslany got her second Emmy nod this year. The Orphan Black star plays a myriad of clones in the BBC America hit series. However, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has yet to honor her with a Best Actress statuette. Will the actress finally triumph at Emmy Awards 2016?
The Canadian actress portrays at least half a dozen different characters in almost every episode of the show. In spite of this feat, the Academy didn’t even nominate her last year. Will this year’s Emmy Awards prove different for her? Will she finally win the coveted award?
Observer.com’s TV critics Vinnie Mancuso and Dana Schwartz both think so. Schwartz predicts the Academy might just do a “reverse correcting” from last year’s snub. Mancuso, on the other hand, thinks “this is [Maslany’s] year.” This might be Maslany’s second to the last chance to win an Emmy for her roles in Orphan Black, though, as the show will return for its fifth and final season next year.
Indie Wire’s Ben Travers, meanwhile, has a different prediction. He thinks The Americans star Keri Russell will win Best Actress “in a perfect world.”
Maslany and Russell are both up against the best of the best this year. Also up for Outstanding Lead Actress this year is last year’s winner Viola Davis. Davis stars as defense attorney Annalise Keating in How to Get Away with Murder. She is the first African American woman to win the award.
”Announced this morning by the Television Academy, @BBCAMERICA earned top nods with four Primetime Emmy nominations for #OrphanBlack and #Luther. @TatianaMaslany, breakout star of BBC AMERICA original series, Orphan Black, received her second Primetime Emmy Award ® nomination for the complex multi-character performance of a young woman who discovers she is a clone – 12 in total. The role has also won her two Critics’ Choice Awards, a Golden Globe ® and Screen Actors Guild nomination, a Television Critics Association Award and a Young Hollywood Award. Orphan Black has also earned a Peabody Award.” Photo credit: @televisionacad
Claire Danes is also nominated once again for her role as CIA officer Carrie Mathison in Homeland. This is her fourth consecutive nomination for the part. Her role as Mathison already won her Best Actress twice. Other nominees include Empire lead actress Taraji P. Henson and House of Cards star Robin Wright. Two-time Emmy Awards Best Actress Julianna Margulies, meanwhile, did not even get a nod this year for her role in The Good Wife.
The Primetime Emmy Awards 2016 will be held on September 18.