Space Congratulates ORPHAN BLACK Star Tatiana Maslany on Historic Emmy® Award Win
— September 19, 2016
– Maslany becomes first-ever Canadian actor from a Canadian series to win an Emmy® Award in a key Dramatic category –
– Seasons 1-3 of ORPHAN BLACK are available now on CraveTV™ –
TORONTO (September 19, 2016) – Space congratulates ORPHAN BLACK’s Tatiana Maslany on her first-ever Primetime Emmy® Award win, as announced last night by The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, in the live broadcast of the 68TH EMMY® AWARDS on CTV. The star of the hit Canadian series, produced by Temple Street, a division of Boat Rocker Studios, in association with Space and BBC America, received the award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her work as multiple characters in the Space original series ORPHAN BLACK. Maslany is the first-ever Canadian actor on a Canadian series to have received an Emmy® Award for acting in a dramatic series. Nominees in Maslany’s category included heavy-hitters Claire Danes (HOMELAND), Viola Davis (HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER), Taraji P. Henson (EMPIRE), Robin Wright (HOUSE OF CARDS), and Keri Russell (THE AMERICANS).
“A standing ovation is in order for the incomparable Tatiana Maslany on winning this award for the unique and beloved characters she’s brought to life on ORPHAN BLACK” said Randy Lennox, President, Broadcasting and Content, Bell Media. “This is a milestone achievement for Canadian actors on Canadian television, and we are honoured to have Tatiana return for the fifth and final season of ORPHAN BLACK.”
The fifth and final season of ORPHAN BLACK is slated to begin production this fall. An additional 10, one-hour episodes are set to air in 2017 on Space. Seasons 1-3 of ORPHAN BLACK are available now on CraveTVTM.
In ORPHAN BLACK, Maslany has amazed audiences by portraying eleven distinct clones, including Sarah Manning, Alison Hendrix, Cosima Niehaus, Helena, Rachel Duncan, Beth Childs, M.K., Katja Obinger, Jennifer Fitzsimmons, Tony Sawicki, and Krystal Goderitch. Aside from her second Emmy® nomination, Maslany’s additional accolades include two Critics' Choice Television Awards for Best Dramatic Actress (2013, 2014), an ACTRA Award for Outstanding Performance – Female (2015), a Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama (2013), two EWwy Award for Best Actress (2013, 2014) from Entertainment Weekly readers, three consecutive Canadian Screen Awards for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Dramatic Role (2014, 2015, 2016), and a Gracie Award for Outstanding Female Actor in A Breakthrough Role (2014). Tatiana also won a Young Hollywood Award for Breakthrough Performance – Female (2013) and the Borsos Best Performance Award (2013) at the Whistler Film Festival for her role in Cas & Dylan. Maslany’s most recent film Two Lovers and A Bear screened at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival®.
ORPHAN BLACK is executive produced by Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier (KILLJOYS, X COMPANY), Kerry Appleyard (X COMPANY, The Next Step) Graeme Manson (Cube, FLASHPOINT) and John Fawcett (SPARTACUS, Ginger Snaps). The series is co-created by Manson and Fawcett, with Manson also serving as writer and Fawcett as director. BBC Worldwide distributes the series internationally, reaching more than 170 countries.
ORPHAN BLACK is produced by Temple Street, a division of Boat Rocker Studios, in association with Space and BBC America. Production Executive is Gosia Kamela. Tom Hastings is Director, Drama, Independent Production, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, CTV and Specialty. Randy Lennox is President, Broadcasting and Content, Bell Media.
About Bell Media Independent Production Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, MOTIVE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, and MASTERCHEF CANADA. Upcoming original series on CTV include CARDINAL and THE DISAPPEARANCE. Among the original scripted series on Bell Media pay, specialty, and streaming platforms are the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, Space’s most-watched original series KILLJOYS, Bravo’s award-winning and most-watched original drama 19-2, award-winning dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, CraveTV’s first original series LETTERKENNY, Discovery’s upcoming drama FRONTIER, and Comedy’s new satirical news series THE BEAVERTON. Discovery is also home to Bell Media’s hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new scripted series in 4K.
About Temple Street Temple Street, a division of Boat Rocker Studios, is a leading producer of television, film and digital media content based in Toronto and Los Angeles. A selection of Temple Street’s past and present projects include, Orphan Black (BBC AMERICA, Space), X Company (CBC), Killjoys (Space, Syfy), Being Erica (CBC, SOAPnet), The Next Step (Family Channel, Hulu), Lost & Found Music Studios (Family Channel, Netflix), Wingin’ It (Family Channel), Say Yes to the Dress Canada (W), Million Dollar Critic (W, BBC America), Cook’d (YTV), Over the Rainbow (CBC), Recipe to Riches (CBC, Food Network, Global), Cover Me Canada (CBC), Billable Hours (Global, Showcase), Canada’s Next Top Model (CTV), How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? (CBC), Queer as Folk (Showtime, Showcase), and Darcy’s Wild Life (NBC, Discovery Kids, Family Channel). For more information, visit www.templestreet.com, follow us on Twitter @TempleStreet or connect with us on Facebook.
About Space Space is home to phenomenal programming including imaginative dramas, epic movies, engaging reality series, and the daily entertainment talk show INNERSPACE, the source for all-things genre, and the popular after show AFTER THE BLACK. Named “Channel of the Year” in 2013 by Playback Magazine, Space is also home to original series ORPHAN BLACK and KILLJOYS, and the exclusive Canadian home for signature series DOCTOR WHO, THE EXPANSE, DARK MATTER, and the upcoming AFTERMATH. Space content is always available at Space.ca, and on Facebook, @SpaceChannel, and other social media platforms. Space is part of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.