Well the primetime Emmy nominations have been announced and as expected shows like Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, Mad Men,and the big surprise Netflix’s House of Cards all got their Outstanding Drama Series nod.
As well the Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series has many expected names up for the award. Names like Claire Danes, Robin Wright, Michelle Dockery, and Elisabeth Moss.
However what was missing from both categories is what I think one of the most talented actresses out there in a television series that has become a big hit. I am of course talking about the BBC America science fiction series Orphan Black and the lead actress in the series Tatiana Maslany.
If you haven’t seen the first season of the show (and why not?) you are missing out on a great science fiction show but even more importantly you are missing out on seeing an incredibly talented actress play multiple variations (clones) of Sarah who is the central character.
Personally I believe she at least deserved a nomination, and I think anyone who has seen the show will agree but definitely deserved a serious shot at winning.
One other interesting thing I noticed when going over the complete list. Given the number of really good science fiction television shows in the past year not a single one, or the actors/actresses in them, got a nomination.
Here is a sample of Orphan Black (which is hitting DVD release on Amazon on July 22nd):
Additionally here is the Emmy Nomination listing that got posted this morning:
Outstanding Drama Series
Game Of Thrones
House Of Cards
Outstanding Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series
Outstanding Miniseries Or Movie
American Horror Story: Asylum
Behind The Candelabra
Top Of The Lake
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie
Sigourney Weaver as Elaine Barrish Hammond
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series
Michael J. Fox
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
Breaking Bad – George Mastras
Breaking Bad – Thomas Schnauz
Downton Abbey – Julian Fellowes
Game Of Thrones – David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
Homeland – Henry Bromell
Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire – Tim Van Patten
Breaking Bad – Michelle MacLaren
Downton Abbey – Jeremy Webb
Homeland – Lesli Linka Glatter
House Of Cards – David Fincher
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series