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    Tatiana Maslany Gets Passed Over By Emmy


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    Emmy passed over actress Tatiana Maslany for a nomination for her work on the BBC America Sci-Fi show "Orphan Black".

    Her work on the show has been stellar garnering her rave reviews from fans and industry professionals alike. She has created unique and specific characters for the clones she plays on the show. Yes that's right, clones!

    Emmy has continually overlooked Science Fiction and Fantasy shows. Fans of Buffy or Battlestar Galactica or even fans of Patrick Stewart's work on Star Trek: The Next Generation have long been baffled by this aversion.

    These acting awards should be about rewarding skill as an actor. Often though some nominees play characters that do not necessarily require much stretching for the performer or their character is simply not pushed too far that season - yet they get nominated.

    One could argue that Elizabeth Moss's turn on Mad Men this season was not the most challenging of seasons for her character Peggy Olsen. Past seasons have pushed the actor farther. This season her character grew, yes, but not as much as her first couple of seasons on the show. Though her work has been phenomenal and consistent.

    This is in contrast to Tatiana Maslany who has to perform multiple characters in a single scene and not let it descend into camp or abstraction. She is grounded. She is specific with each woman's point of view and her work is a master class on acting and movement. I hope what ever attention her lack of a nomination gets her translates into more viewers in it's second season.

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