TATIANA MASLANY OF BBC AMERICA'S ORIGINAL SERIES "ORPHAN BLACK" WINS CRITICS' CHOICE TELEVISION AWARD
Maslany named Best Actress in a Drama Series
New York - June 11, 2013 - Tatiana Maslany - break out star of BBC AMERICA'S Orphan Black - took home one of the biggest Critics' Choice Television Awards last night after being named Best Actress in a Drama Series by the Broadcast Television Journalist Association.
"Tatiana Maslany is truly television's brightest new star," commented Perry Simon, General Manager, BBC AMERICA. "Her tour de force performance on Orphan Black is richly deserving of this honor and we are thrilled that the TV critics have recognized her exceptional talent."
This was Maslany's first Critics' Choice Award nomination and first win for her acclaimed Orphan Black performance in which she plays seven roles. The Best Actress category included Claire Danes, Vera Farmiga, Juliana Margulies, Elizabeth Moss and Keri Russell. Maslany also served as a presenter at the Awards Ceremony held last night in Los Angeles.
The Critics' Choice win comes on the heels of Tatiana's Television Critics Association Award Nomination for Individual Achievement in Drama, announced yesterday. TCA also nominated Orphan Black in the New Program category.
Free episodes of Orphan Black are available now on Video on Demand and can be purchased on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Xbox Live, VUDU and Sony PSN. Orphan Black: Season One arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on July 16.
ABOUT ORPHAN BLACK:
Sarah hopes that cleaning out a dead woman's bank account will solve all her problems. Instead, they multiply at an unnerving rate. Smart, sexy and pulsating with suspense - BBC AMERICA's original series, Orphan Black, features rising star Tatiana Maslany (The Vow, Picture Day). She portrays Sarah, an outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman, "Beth," who looks just like her. Sarah takes her identity, her boyfriend and her money. But instead of solving her problems, the street-smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery. She makes the dizzying discovery that she and the dead woman are clones... but are they the only ones? Sarah quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy, racing to find answers. Orphan Black is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with BBC AMERICA and SPACE. The series is co-created by Graeme Manson and John Fawcett, with Manson also serving as writer and Fawcett as director. Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier are executive producers on behalf of Temple Street.
BBC AMERICA delivers U.S. audiences high-quality, innovative and intelligent programming. Established in 1998, it has been the launch pad for talent embraced by American mainstream pop culture, including Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay, Graham Norton, and successful programming formats including ground-breaking non-scripted television like Top Gear and top-rated science-fiction like Doctor Who. Owned by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, BBC AMERICA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including an Emmy(R), five Golden Globes(R) and eleven Peabody Awards. The channel attracts one of cable's most affluent and educated audiences and is available on cable and satellite TV in more than 80.4 million homes. It broadcasts in both standard and high-definition, with content available On Demand across all major digital platforms. Online,www.bbcamerica.com is the place to go to dig deeper into pop culture with a British twist.