Tatiana Maslany Wins Outstanding Lead Actress Drama at the 2016 Emmys
At this year’s Emmys the actress categories were bursting with talent. From Taraji P. Henson to Viola Davis to Claire Danes, you couldn’t go wrong with any choice in the Outstanding Actress Drama category. But this year’s award went to an unexpected winner: Tatiana Maslany.
The two-time Emmy nominee won her first award tonight for her zillion roles in BBC America’s Orphan Black. The actress has played nine (yes, nine!) separate clone characters on the show, from an earthy scientist to a soccer mom to a transgender man. When the actress took the stage she said, “I feel so lucky to be on a show that puts women at the center.” And what a better actress to honor than one who plays all the leads on a show full of women!
Maslany beat out Davis for How to Get Away with Murder, Henson for Empire, Robin Wright for House of Cards, Keri Russell for The American and Claire Danes for Homeland. Last year’s award for Best Lead Actress in a Drama went to Davis for How to Get Away with Murder.
See the full list of Emmys 2016 winners here.