− Regina-native Maslany nominated for Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama -
− Space congratulates Temple Street Productions and series creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett on the inclusion of ORPHAN BLACK on multiple year-end Top 10 lists including Time magazine -
− Season 2 of ORPHAN BLACK premieres April 19, 2014 on Space −
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TORONTO, Dec. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - Space congratulates ORPHAN BLACK's Tatiana Maslany on her Golden Globe Award® nomination, as announced earlier this morning by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association®. 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 Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama category, alongside heavy-hitters Juliana Margulies, Kerry Washington, Robin Wright, and Taylor Schilling. ORPHAN BLACK's second season premieres Saturday, April 19 at 9 p.m. ET on Space. The 71st ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS® air Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. ET on CTV.
"We are overjoyed for not only Tatiana, but the entire ORPHAN BLACK team," said Catherine MacLeod, Senior Vice-President, Specialty Channels, Bell Media. "This well-deserved Golden Globe Award nomination is a testament to Tatiana's talent, passion, and dedication to the multiple characters she has so masterfully brought to life in the series. Congratulations as well to our partners at Temple Street Productions, BBC America, and series creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett on the on-going acclaim for this series."
Space also congratulates Temple Street Productions on ORPHAN BLACK's recent inclusion in year-end "Top 10" lists, including Entertainment Weekly (#3), The Hollywood Reporter #5, and Time (#10), as well as many "Best Of" lists such as Rolling Stone, The Huffington Post, and more.
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In ORPHAN BLACK, Maslany has wowed audiences by portraying seven distinct clones, including streetwise hustler Sarah Manning, Detective Beth Childs, German Katja Obinger, soccer mom Alison Hendrix, PHD student Cosima Niehaus, the unpredictable Helena, and the mysterious pro-clone Rachel Duncan. Her performance has garnered a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Dramatic Actress, a Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Drama, and an EWwy Award for Best Actress from Entertainment Weekly readers. Tatiana is also currently nominated for a People's Choice Award for Favourite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress, and most recently won a Young Hollywood Award for Breakthrough Performance - Female and the Borsos Best Performance Award at the Whistler Film Festival for her role in Cas & Dylan.
Toronto-based Maslany has earned a reputation for playing incredibly complex characters. The Globe and Mail called her "a chameleon" whose range spans everything from the Virgin Mary to leather-wearing tough girls. Chosen as one of the "Rising Stars" at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival®, Maslany also earned Best Performance awards from the Whistler International Film Festival and ACTRA for her role as the troubled, promiscuous teenager Claire in Picture Day. Her starring role in Grown Up Movie Star opposite Shawn Doyle competed at Sundance in 2010 and she garnered the Special Jury Prize for Breakout Star at the festival as well as a Genie nomination. Her recent feature credits include Cas and Dylan, The Vow, Violet And Daisy, and a lead in Sean Garrity's improvisational feature Blood Pressure opposite Jake Epstein.
Maslany's numerous television credits include the Tandem and Scott Free Production WORLD WITHOUT END based on the novel by Ken Follett, a Gemini-nominated performance as the Virgin Mary in the BBC/CBC co-production NATIVITY directed by Coky Giedroyc, and Gemini-winning roles in BLOODLETTING AND MIRACULOUS CURES for The Movie Network, and CTV's FLASHPOINT. Maslany most recently appeared on a two-episode arc of NBC's hit show, PARKS & RECREATION.
ORPHAN BLACK is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with Space and BBC America. Executive producers are Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier (BEING ERICA) at Temple Street Productions, and co-creators Graeme Manson (Cube, FLASHPOINT), and John Fawcett (SPARTACUS, THE SECRET CIRCLE). Manson also serves as writer and Fawcett as director. Production Executives for Bell Media are Trish Williams and Gosia Kamela. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Catherine MacLeod is Senior Vice-President, Specialty Channels, Bell Media. Rick Brace is President, Specialty Channels and CTV Production. Phil King is President, CTV Programming and Sports.
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, THE LISTENER, MOTIVE, the #1 new Canadian scripted series of the 2012/13 season, and THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, the record-breaking, Canadian-produced complementary version of the hit international series. CTV is also home to drama series PLAYED, and premiering in the 2013/14 season, multi-cam office comedy SPUN OUT, and hit international format MASTERCHEF CANADA. Among the scripted series on Bell Media pay and specialty channels are the two-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK and upcoming dramas BITTEN, SENSITIVE SKIN, 19-2, and KILLJOYS. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to reality series such as BRAVE NEW GIRLS, game shows MATCH GAME and POP QUIZ, and factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL and CANADA'S WORST DRIVER, among others. So far in 2013, Bell Media has ordered 24 original Canadian series and currently has 74 projects in various stages of development.
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 - all in high definition (HD). Also home to Original Series ORPHAN BLACK, PANIC BUTTON, and BITTEN, 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.
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