It’s been a long road, but we finally did it! Tatiana Maslany, star of the hit BBC show “Orphan Black,” received her first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

See the complete list of 2015 nominations! 

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.


Even fellow Emmy nominee Amy Schumer got in on the action!

But will she win? HitFix's Alan Sepinwall weighs in with early predictions.


Congratulations Tatiana!

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