Tatiana Maslany FINALLY got nominated for an Emmy and the Internet reacted accordingly
If you’re new to this particular fandom drama, a quick and dirty primer. On “Orphan Black,” Tatiana Maslany plays five main characters in the first season, and six in later seasons. This on top of one-off characters that come and go from the plot. Each one is a clone conceived via in vitro fertilization and comes with their own background, personality, and quirks.
So it’s been a bit of a sticking point that Maslany has been overlooked year after year by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Fans had braced themselves for another year of disappointed this morning.
But then a miracle happened. Tatiana was nominated.
Of course, the Internet promptly lost it. Like proud parents whose kid just came from behind to score the winning point in a game of sportsball, celebrations were fierce and sincere.
TATIANA MASLANY. EVERYONE SCREAMED.— Andrea Towers (@_atowers) July 16, 2015
"And these 12 Emmys go to...Tatiana Maslany."— Cameron Esposito (@cameronesposito) July 16, 2015
TATIANA MASLANY FINALLY HAS BEEN RECOGNISED FOR BEING A LITERAL ANGEL— alison hendrix (@maslanyjpg) July 16, 2015
Annual shoutout to Orphan Black fans about Emmy snubs. *psst psst* Really? Tatiana got a nomination? Wow. Yay! pic.twitter.com/xxR66m2XXd— Whedonesque (@whedonesque) July 16, 2015
*Entire Internet deletes "Tatiana Maslany Was Robbed" tweets*— James Poniewozik (@poniewozik) July 16, 2015
Even fellow Emmy nominee Amy Schumer got in on the action!
But will she win? HitFix's Alan Sepinwall weighs in with early predictions.