It’s no secret that “Orphan Black’s” Tatiana Maslany was snubbed by the Emmys, and Billy Eichner wouldn’t let the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (ATAS) forget that on awards night.
The comedian hosted a special segment of his “Billy on the Street” show as part of the Emmys broadcast alongside awards host Seth Meyers. The pair walked up to people and gave them a dollar if they agreed with Eichner’s opinions on pop culture.
He told people one thing that no Orphan Black fan can deny: Canada’s own Maslany was notably overlooked by the awards.
Go to 3:15 on the video above to see how people reacted and tell us what you think in the comments below.
Just know it was wrong and that’s the only way to feel about it, in our humble opinion, and that of a number of Twitter users.
Good luck to all the #Emmys2014 nominees 2night! Especially the @MrRPMurphy fam! @tatianamaslany has already won all the awards in my heart.
Interesting Fact: Tatiana Maslany could play all the characters these actors and actresses are nominated for. #EmmyForMaslany
Gustavo Bernal (@gus_no_fear)
#EmmyForMaslany cuz @tatianamaslany can play a con artist, soccer mom, geek scientist, a ruthless woman, an assassin, a dude, among others
Emmett Macfarlane (@EmmMacfarlane)
I assume no one gives credence to the Emmys based on the Tatiana Maslany snub alone.
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The winners of the 7th Annual EWwy Awards for the Emmy-snubbed were announced live Aug. 18 on EW Radio, and for the second year, the best actress in a drama category boasted the largest margin of victory. In 2013, Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany won with 43 percent of the vote; this year, 61 percent of readers cast their ballots for her. “I think people have been bribed, or it’s been rigged somehow. That’s ridiculous. That’s not right,” a grateful Maslany joked when she phoned in to accept the honor and was reminded that fellow nominees included Sons of Anarchy‘s Katey Sagal and Bates Motel‘s Vera Farmiga. “I’m just like, Katey Sagal, that’s crazy. That’s totally insane. Vera Farmiga—I mean, give me a break. That’s crazy.”
Maslany also talked about Orphan Black‘s emotional panel at Comic-Con (“The Clone Club community is such a supportive one and so lovely and so accepting—it’s the greatest gift to know that the show allows for a community like that”) and getting the chance to drive her first golf cart at Comic-Con as well (“It was one of my favorites moments in my life—it was pretty amazing”). The full interview is below.
Her co-star Jordan Gavaris (Felix) picked up his first EWwy for best supporting actor in a drama and delivered the awards’ most earnest acceptance. “I’m stunned. This is a wild, wild honor to even be in a category with some of these actors: Norman Reedus, Peter Sarsgaard, my god. I don’t win anything in life, you know what I mean. I was, like, the awkward kid who didn’t go to prom, but I did—nobody noticed though,” he said, laughing.
“Orphan Black” Season 2 isn’t hitting airwaves until April 2014, but new details about the BBC America drama have emerged. The network announced production has started on the new season of “Orphan Black” with Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce and Maria Doyle Kennedy returning for the new episodes.
“Season 1 of ‘Orphan Black’ delivered an action packed, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride featuring a critically-acclaimed star turn by Tatiana Maslany,” Perry Simon, general manager of BBC America, said in a statement. “The rabid fan base known as the ‘Clone Club’ is growing every day as audiences discover this unique show and gear up for an exciting second season that takes us further down the rabbit hole.”
Season 2 kicks off with Sarah (Maslany) on a desperate race to find her missing daughter, Kira. But her tactics spark a war with pro-clone Rachel (Maslany), which divides the clones. Look for Sarah to discover more about her past as mysterious newcomers arrive on the scene. To date, Maslany has played seven different characters on “Orphan Black.” Kevin Hanchard and Michael Mando will also reprise their roles for Season 2.
“We’re truly amazed at the incredible response we received from TV critics and fans alike since the beginning of this series,” David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg, executive producers and co-presidents at Temple Street Productions, said in a statement. “We’re delighted to have the opportunity with our supportive partners BBC America and Space to continue on this amazing journey and to answering some of the impending questions fans were left with from the end of last season.”
And if you just can’t wait until 2014 for another glimpse of your favorite “Orphan Black” stars, you can see Maslany during her upcoming guest arc on “Parks and Recreation,” and Bruce on both “Arrow” and Lifetime’s “Flowers in the Attic.”
Season 1 of “Orphan Black” is currently airing Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET on BBC America
This has been quite a year for Tatiana Maslany. The Canadian actress became one of the most notable breakout actors on TV thanks to her acclaimed performance — excuse me, performances — in BBC America’s Orphan Back, as Sarah, Cosima, Alison and the many other clones she plays.
Last week, I spoke to Maslany on the set of Parks and Recreation, where she was filming a two-episode stint as a new love interest for Tom (Aziz Ansari). I’ll have more from that conversation in a few weeks pertaining to Parks and Rec, when her episodes begin to air. But we also spoke about Orphan Black, the response it’s received and where it could go in the future…
IGN TV: The reaction to Orphan Black has been so huge, both fan-wise and also in the industry. The people on Parks and Rec wanting you to come on made sense to me. When you meet people in the industry — actors, writers, producers — are you feeling that love for the show?
Tatiana Maslany: Yeah, and that’s really kind of shocking to me. I feel like, yeah, there are audiences, but I forget that other actors might be watching the show, you know, people I look up to or whatever. Like, Rashida [Jones] came up to me and was like, “I’m a huge fan of the show.” I was just like, “Guuuuh!” It’s so insane, because I think she’s amazing. So yeah, that’s really exciting.
IGN: I was thinking about how this is the third time I’ve talked to you this year. The first time, the show hadn’t premiered yet. It’s only been a few months, but it’s been a crazy few months.
Maslany: Isn’t that crazy, that that was, like, this year? Whoa, that’s nuts! I can’t actually process that this has been one year, because it’s been so insane. Weird… Super weird. [Laughs]
IGN: So you are a few weeks away from shooting Orphan Black again. Have you seen any scripts yet?
Maslany: No. I mean, I’ve seen little breakdowns and ideas, but nothing concrete yet. So I’m completely in the dark and just can’t wait to get into it.
IGN: It seems like with that show they could literally throw anything at you.
Maslany: I just trust them so implicitly. Whatever they want me to do, I’m just like, “Yes, I’m up for it.” It’s such an insanely amazing job. It’s so unique, and I’m so lucky to have it that I’m just like, “Just whatever you guys want to do, let’s just go for it.” So whatever characters come up, if there are other clones or whatever — which I’m sure there will be; I don’t know what they could be — I’m so up for it.
IGN: We were just meeting Rachel when Season 1 ended. Are you intrigued to explore more of her?
Maslany: Absolutely, yeah, because I got her for maybe two scenes, but she’s so starkly different from all the rest and has a completely different upbringing, a completely different life. It’s neat to be on the other side of things, where she’s not caught in the chaos of it. She’s sort of controlling it, in a way. It’s really exciting.
After only 10 episodes, Orphan Black made quite an impression on viewers, which makes the eight-month wait for Season 2 that much more difficult.
Over the course of its first season, Orphan Black weaved a tale of mystery and intrigue as to why a group of clones — all played brilliantly by Tatiana Maslany — came into existence and who is pulling the strings. Ultimately, Cosima’s digging uncovered that each clone was actually trademarked, making them intellectual property of the Neolutionists with no control over their own lives.
Suffice it to say, the question of freedom will be raised in the upcoming second season, which goes back into production at the end of September. TVGuide.com caught up with Maslany on the set of Parks and Recreation — where she’ll appear as a love interest for Aziz Ansari’s Tom — to get the scoop on what’s in store for each of the clones, including poor Alison, who inadvertently signed her life away in the finale. The 27-year-old actress also discusses the pressure she feels going into Season 2 and being overlooked by the Emmys.
At the end of Season 1, we learned that the clones are actually trademarked, so will the question of freedom be a running theme in Season 2?
Tatiana Maslany: It resonates differently for each of them. There’s something about that idea of ownership over your body that I feel is quite resonant to women. It’s so interesting that it’s in the context of clones, but it’s all women dealing with this idea of, “Do I own my body? Is my body mine? Who am I if I don’t own my body? Who am I if somebody else has decided all this stuff?” I think Sarah is a fiercely rebellious person, so anybody putting her in a box is when she’ll lose her sh–. Cosima is fascinated with this concept because of the science of it and because of the way that she can break things down and understand them better. Alison bought into it. It’s cool that they all deal with it very differently.
For Sarah, will her charge be finding her daughter Kira (Skyler Wexler) and trying to get away from all of this?
Maslany: Yeah, I think [she's] claiming something for herself, re-claiming her life. That all involves Kira and Felix (Jordan Gavaris) and whatever Mrs. S’ (Maria Doyle Kennedy) deal is.
Yeah, what is her deal?!
Maslany: I don’t even know, but I can’t wait to know! She’s so amazing and is an incredible actor.
When Cosima started showing signs of being sick, did you get nervous about the possibility of no longer playing that clone?
Maslany: Yeah, totally. I’m scared for her. I don’t know what’s going to happen. I’d be really sad to lose her if that happened. It makes it very tense. The stakes are so high because we’ve seen them die from this already — Katja didn’t die from it, but she would have. It’s that panic that could set in for all of them: “Who’s the next one to go?” They’re kind of — not dispensable — but they’re mortal.