Fourteen people, other than Tatiana Maslany, who are feeling emotional about her overdue Emmy win

Fourteen people, other than Tatiana Maslany, who are feeling emotional about her overdue Emmy win

Struggling actors can learn a lot from Tatiana Maslany’s Emmy win last night: if you work hard, get snubbed at awards shows for several years, and do the work of roughly a dozen people, maybe one day you’ll be recognized for your efforts. Depending on whose Twitter feed you were reading, Maslany’s Outstanding Lead Actress nod for her many roles on Space’s Orphan Black was either proof of Canadian superiority, recognition of the actor’s versatility, or an occasion to discuss our country’s labyrinthine television regulations.

Most seemed to agree on one thing: it was about time for Maslany, who plays more characters on Orphan Black than some TV actors play in their entire careers.

It was also a victory for Canada:

And maybe also evidence of the depth of Canadian talent:

Sort of. It’s complicated:

It was such a certifiably Canadian moment that it merited some deep discussion of the CRTC:

Maslany’s win drew praise from the highest layers of the cultural upper crust:

And also from her Hollywood peers:

And from MP Niki Ashton, who would like to remind you, voter, that she also enjoys this particular television program:

Maslany’s award was also a win for science fiction, maybe?

It was too big a deal to fit in 140 characters:

And a reliable source had it that she was still in shock at the end of the evening:

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