Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany Wins Best Actress in a Drama Series at 2016 Emmys

This is the first win for the Canadian actress

By Bruna Nessif Sep 19, 2016 3:01 AMTags
Tatiana Maslany, 2016 Emmy Awards, ArrivalsVince Bucci/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images

Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany scored her first Emmy award!

The actress snagged the honor of Best Actress in a Drama Series at the 2016 Emmy Awards tonight, beating out Homeland's Claire Danes, How to Get Away With Murder's Viola Davis, Empire's Taraji P. Henson, The American's Keri Russell and House of Cards' Robin Wright.

Yeah, stiff competition is right, so Maslany was absolutely shocked and adorable while accepting her award. "I should have had this written down," she says while holding up her phone. "Thank you so much. There are so many people I feel so indebted to."

Maslany goes on to thank her team and loved ones before adding, "I feel so lucky to be on a show that puts women at the center. And thank you so much to the Academy. Thank you."

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Many fans will be happy to see Maslany finally get recognized for her role in the series, where she takes on not one, not two, but 10 different characters.

Congratulations, Tatiana!

Watch E!'s live 2016 Emmy Awards red carpet coverage starting at 4:30 p.m. ET/1:30 p.m. PT on Sunday, September 18th