I'm honestly so proud of her, so incredibly proud. Not only does she rightfully deserve this award for all the hard work she has put into the show with her performance portraying the variety of the different clones, but Orphan Black as a whole deserves this kind of recognition. Genre television hardly ever gets acknowledged by the Academy and this was just a little Canadian science fiction show that aired on BBC America. While we all wanted and wished ever since the first season that Tatiana deserved all the awards for her impeccable talent and acting skills, just the fact that she was nominated last year was enough. And now she finally won an Emmy! I know that winning awards aren't everything (as evident that there are so many amazing shows out there, past and present, that hardly got any kind of consideration) and that the love and support of the fanbase is rewarding enough, but even so it still feels so good nonetheless. It's been a long time coming, that's for sure.
Orphan Black in general is a wonderful little science fiction show that has brilliant writing, amazing acting (and not just by Tatiana herself) and strong representation of telling women stories, the fact that the show finally got this recognition makes me very happy, indeed.
Other highlights from last night include Rami Malek winning for Mr. Robot, and the Stranger Things children being adorable little cupcakes. ♥ ♥ ♥