− Regina-native Maslany nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series -
− Season 3 of ORPHAN BLACK airs Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV -
To tweet this release: http://bmpr.ca/1Kau1X2
TORONTO, July 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Space congratulates ORPHAN BLACK's Tatiana Maslany on her first-ever Primetime Emmy® Award nomination, as announced this morning by The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The star of the hit Space original series, from Temple Street Productions, and produced in partnership with BBC America, was honoured for her critically-acclaimed work in ORPHAN BLACK, with a nomination in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series category alongside heavy-hitters Claire Danes (HOMELAND), Viola Davis (HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER), Taraji P. Henson (EMPIRE), Elisabeth Moss (MAD MEN), and Robin Wright (HOUSE OF CARDS).
"This nomination is a true testament to Tatiana Maslany's spectacular work in her multiple roles on ORPHAN BLACK," said Tracey Pearce, Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. "Her transcending performances have resonated with both critics and fans alike, we couldn't think of anyone more well-deserving of this nomination. Congratulations!"
Season 3 of the hit clone conspiracy thriller reached 3.8 million total viewers on Space, and reached 817,000 viewers in an average week. An encore airing of Season 3 of ORPHAN BLACK airs Saturdays at 9 p.m. ET on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times), and Season 1 and 2 of the hit series can also be viewed in its entirety on CraveTV. The 67th PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS are set to air live Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV.
** Media Note ** Download photography for ORPHAN BLACK at bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/space/
In ORPHAN BLACK, Maslany has amazed audiences by portraying ten distinct clones, including Sarah Manning, Alison Hendrix, Cosima Niehaus, Helena, Rachel Duncan, Beth Childs, Katja Obinger, Jennifer Fitzsimmons, Tony Sawicki, and Krystal Goderitch. Aside from her most recent Emmy® nomination, Maslany's accolades include two Critics' Choice Television Awards for Best Dramatic Actress (2013, 2014), a Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama (2013), a EWwy Award for Best Actress (2013) from Entertainment Weekly readers, two consecutive Canadian Screen Awards for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Dramatic Role (2014, 2015), and a Gracie Award for Outstanding Female Actor in A Breakthrough Role (2014). Tatiana also won a Young Hollywood Award for Breakthrough Performance - Female (2013) and the Borsos Best Performance Award (2013) at the Whistler Film Festival for her role in Cas & Dylan.
ORPHAN BLACK is executive produced by Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier (KILLJOYS, X COMPANY), Graeme Manson (Cube, FLASHPOINT) and John Fawcett (SPARTACUS, Ginger Snaps). The series is co-created by Manson and Fawcett, with Manson also serving as writer and Fawcett as director. BBC Worldwide distributes the series internationally, reaching more than 170 countries.
ORPHAN BLACK is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with Space and BBC America. Production Executive is Gosia Kamela. Tom Hastings is Director, Drama, Independent Production, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. Phil King is President, CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming, Bell Media.
Source: Numeris (BBM Canada), Orphan Black: 4/18/2015 to 6/20/2015, BYTD1415: 9/1/2014 to 6/28/2015
About Bell Media Independent Production
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada's most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, MOTIVE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, and MASTERCHEF CANADA. Among the scripted series on Bell Media pay and specialty channels are the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, the most-watched original series in Space history BITTEN, Bravo's most-watched original drama 19-2, award-winning dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, the adventure series KILLJOYS, and upcoming cult comedy, LETTERKENNY. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA'S WORST DRIVER, among others.
About Temple Street Productions
Temple Street Productions is a leading producer of television, film and digital media content based in Toronto and Los Angeles. A selection of Temple Street's past and present projects include, Killjoys (Space, Syfy), Orphan Black (BBC AMERICA, Space), X Company (CBC), Being Erica (CBC, SOAPnet), The Next Step (Family Channel), Wingin' It (Family Channel), Say Yes to the Dress Canada (W), Million Dollar Critic (W, BBC America), Cook'd (YTV), Over the Rainbow (CBC), Recipe to Riches (CBC, Food Network, Global), Cover Me Canada (CBC), Billable Hours (Global, Showcase), Canada's Next Top Model (CTV), How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? (CBC), Queer as Folk (Showtime, Showcase), and Darcy's Wild Life (NBC, Discovery Kids, Family Channel). For more company information www.templestreetproductions.com twitter @TempleStreet or connect with us on Facebook.
Space is home to phenomenal programming including imaginative dramas, epic movies, engaging reality series, and the daily entertainment talk show INNERSPACE, the source for all-things genre, and Space original series after shows, AFTER THE BLACK and AFTERBITE. Named "Channel of the Year" in 2013 by Playback Magazine, Space is also home to original series ORPHAN BLACK, BITTEN and sci-fi drama, KILLJOYS. Space content is always available at Space.ca, and on Facebook, @SpaceChannel, and other social media platforms. Space is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company.
For further information: