Tatiana Maslany Finally Wins for Orphan Black and All the Other 2016 Emmy Winners

Image: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Image: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

For four years, Tatiana Maslany has been doing the work of about a dozen people on Orphan Black and there’s been a constant call for the Emmys to recognize her work. And tonight she finally did.


“I feel so lucky to be on a show that puts women at the center,” Maslany said in her acceptance speech. Her win is a reminder that we only have one more season to appreciate Orphan Black before it finishes in its fifth season.

Also wining was Game of Thrones for best drama, Rami Malek has won for best actor in a drama, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss won for writing Game of Thrones’ “Battle of the Bastards,” and Miguel Sapochnik won for directing the same. The full list of winners is below:

Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Louie Anderson, Baskets

Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Tony Hale, Veep

Matt Walsh, Veep

Writing for a comedy series

Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang, Master Of None

Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan, Catastrophe

Dan O’Keefe, Silicon Valley

Alec Berg, Silicon Valley

David Mandel, Veep

Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck, Veep

Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Niecy Nash, Getting On

Allison Janney, Mom

Judith Light, Transparent

Gaby Hoffmann, Transparent

Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Directing for a comedy series

Jill Soloway, Transparent

Aziz Ansari, Master Of None

Alec Berg, Silicon Valley

Mike Judge, Silicon Valley

Dave Mandel, Veep

Chris Addison, Veep

Dale Stern, Veep

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Laurie Metcalf, Getting On

Traces Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer

Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Aziz Ansari, Master of None

Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth

William H. Macy, Shameless

Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley

Reality-Competition Program

The Voice

The Amazing Race

American Ninja Warrior

Dancing with the Stars

Project Runway

Top Chef

Writing for a limited series, movie or dramatic special

D.V. DeVincentis, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Bob DeLaurentis, Fargo

Noah Hawley, Fargo

David Farr, The Night Manager

Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Joe Robert Cole, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie

Regina King, American Crime

Melissa Leo, All The Way

Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Hotel

Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Hotel

Jean Smart, Fargo

Olivia Colman, The Night Manager

Directing for a limited series, movie or dramatic special

Susanne Bier, The Night Manager

Jay Roach, All The Way

Noah Hawley, Fargo

Ryan Murphy, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Anthony Hemingway, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

John Singleton, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie

Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Jesse Plemons, Fargo

Bokeem Woodbine, Fargo

Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager

David Schwimmer, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Sarah Paulson, The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Kirsten Dunst, Fargo

Felicity Huffman, American Crime

Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grille

Lili Taylor, American Crime

Kerry Washington, Confirmation

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Bryan Cranston, All the Way

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

Idris Elba, Luther

Cuba Gooding Jr., The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager

TV Movie

Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

A Very Murray Christmas

All The Way



Limited Series

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

American Crime


The Night Manager


Writing for a Variety Apecial

Patton Oswalt: Talking For Clapping

Amy Schumer: Live At The Apollo

John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid

Tig Notaro: Boyish Girl Interrupted

Triumph’s Election Special 2016

Variety Talk Series

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee

Jimmy Kimmel Live

The Late, Late Show with James Corden

Real Time with Bill Maher

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Directing for a Variety Special

Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski, Grease: Live

Beth McCarthy-Miller, Adele Live In New York City

Chris Rock, Amy Schumer: Live At The Apollo

Louis J. Horvitz, 58th Grammy Awards

Glenn Weiss, The Kennedy Center Honors

Kahlil Joseph and Beyoncé Knowles Carter, Lemonade

Variety Sketch Series

Key & Peele

Documentary Now!

Drunk History

Inside Amy Schumer


Saturday Night Live

Writing for a Drama Series

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Game Of Thrones

Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, The Americans

Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey

Robert King and Michelle King, The Good Wife

Sam Esmail, Mr. Robot

Marti Noxon and Sarah Gertrude Shapiro, UnREAL

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Maura Tierney, The Affair

Lena Headey, Game Of Thrones

Emilia Clarke, Game Of Thrones

Maisie Williams, Game Of Thrones

Constance Zimmer, UnREAL

Directing for a Drama Series

Miguel Sapochnik, Game Of Thrones

Michael Engler, Downton Abbey

Jack Bender, Game Of Thrones

Lesli Linka Glatter, Homeland

Steven Soderbergh, The Knick

David Hollander, Ray Donovan

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul

Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones

Kit Harington, Game Of Thrones

Michael Kelly, House Of Cards

Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Rami Malek, Mr. Robot

Kyle Chandler, Bloodline

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Claire Danes, Homeland

Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder

Taraji P. Henson, Empire

Keri Russell, The Americans

Robin Wright, House of Cards




Master of None

Modern Family

Silicon Valley


Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Drama Series

Game of Thrones

The Americans

Better Call Saul

Downton Abbey


House of Cards

Mr. Robot

Katharine is the Associate Director of Policy and Activism at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the former managing editor of io9. She writes about technology policy and pop culture.