Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany Wins First Emmy Award: 'I Feel So Lucky'

Sunday’s Primetime Emmy Awards gave the Clone Club much reason to rejoice.

Tatiana Maslany — best known for playing… too many characters to count, honestly — took home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. It was her first Emmy win, having been nominated once before in 2015.

“I should have had this written down,” the Orphan Black star said with a laugh as she took the stage. “There are so many people I feel so indebted to.” She went on to thank the show’s creators for her “dream job,” as well as the show’s “incredible writers’ room, beautiful cast and crew.”

She concluded, “I feel so lucky to be on a show that puts women at the center. Thank you so much to the Academy. Thank you.”

Orphan Black wrapped its fourth season on BBC America this summer; its upcoming fifth season will be its last.

“I didn’t expect it at all,” Maslany told reporters backstage. “It’s such an honor. The category I’m in is all these woman I’ve looked up to so long and whose work I so admire. … I haven’t quite breathed yet since I got off the stage. Hopefully at some point it’ll sink in.”

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