Tatiana Maslany Opens Up About Her Unexpected Emmys Win: "It's Surreal"

Orphan Black star wins big at the award show

By Francesca Bacardi Sep 19, 2016 12:57 PMTags
Watch: Tatiana Maslany on Unexpected Win at 2016 Emmys

Tatiana Maslany can't believe she won!

The Orphan Black star took home the trophy for Best Actress in a Drama Series at the 2016 Emmys, but even after she received her award she was still reeling from her big win. While talking to E! News' Catt Sadler afterwards, Maslany admitted she wasn't expecting to win.

"Not remotely," she said when asked if she thought it was a possibility. "I would've printed out the speech if I knew that. There was no way that I thought that was ever going to happen. The women in my category are just mind-blowing, incredible actors." 

Even though she was fumbling for her phone while making her way to the stage, Maslany confessed she didn't yet have the opportunity to talk to her family, although that has most likely changed since then! "I can't wait to talk to my family," she told Catt.

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"It'll be really nice."

In the meantime, Maslany was just trying to wrap her head around her victory. "It's surreal. It's incredible just to be in this room with actors who I look up to," she gushed, "and to be nominated—it's wild."

This is the second year in a row that Maslany has been nominated for her Orphan Black role at the Emmys, but this is the first time she has won. But she's not letting it get to her head. "I feel like everyone deals with it in different ways," she told Catt. "It's a bizarre roller coaster, but I'm grateful to have support around me...it keeps you grounded."

Congratulations again, 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