Tatiana Maslany on Emmy nod: 'It's such a really lucky time to be a woman in television'

It took a few years, but Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany finally earned her long-awaited Emmy nomination. So what does she have to say about the honor?

The ultra-talented actress chatted with TV Line about her nomination, and opened up about how much it means to her to finally make the famed short list. Of course, Maslany (frustratingly) remains a relative long shot to actually win the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category, but still. An Emmy nomination is a massive honor for a barely watched cult-hit sci-fi series airing on BBC America.

Here’s an excerpt from what Maslany had to say about the Emmys:

“It was awesome. I talked to my agents right away, and they were all so excited. It was just a nice thing for all of us to celebrate together. They’ve been with me for years, and I wouldn’t be anywhere without them. For me, it’s super about the fans in terms of them caring about the Emmys and being so supportive and protective and wanting it so badly for me. So it feels like it’s for them, really…

I think that TV right now is so female-centric, and there’s so many amazing, amazing roles for women and so much talent. I have no qualms with never being nominated. I honestly never thought I deserved to be nominated. There’s so many performances out there that are amazing and groundbreaking. I feel like it’s such a really lucky time to be a woman in television. We’re given this new force and this new space. It’s just really exciting. I don’t think it was by any means a long time coming or anything. I just think, somehow, I squeezed in there. [Laughs] I squeezed in this amazing category with all these ridiculous talents.”

In case you’re wondering, the Clone Club will be going toe to toe with heavyweight critical and commercial hits including Empire (Taraji P. Henson), House of Cards (Robin Wright), Mad Men (Elizabeth Moss), Homeland (Claire Danes) and How to Get Away With Murder (Viola Davis). Not a bad bit of company, right?

(Via TV Line)

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