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It was a big — and loud — morning at BBC AMERICA. The network earned eight Emmy® nominations for its critical and fan favorite Killing Eve, highly-acclaimed drama Orphan Black, and groundbreaking series Blue Planet II.


KILLING EVE

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

SANDRA OH

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE

 

ORPHAN BLACK

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

TATIANA MASLANY

 

BLUE PLANET II

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY OR NONFICTION SERIES

OUTSTANDING NARRATOR

SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH

 OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM

ONE OCEAN

 OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A NONFICTION PROGRAM

THE DEEP

 OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING (SINGLE OR MULTI-CAMERA)

CORAL REEFS

 

BBC AMERICA President Sarah Barnett said, “Our gratitude to the phenomenal artists behind Killing Eve, Orphan Black and Blue Planet II is huge. We couldn’t ask for a better talent line-up at BBCA than Sandra Oh, Tatiana Maslany, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Sir David Attenborough and the creative teams behind them. We’re so grateful to the Television Academy for these nominations.”

This is Killing Eve star and associate producer Sandra Oh’s sixth Emmy® nomination – and her first as lead actress. With her nomination, Sandra Oh also became the first actress of Asian descent to be nominated in the lead actress category. “I feel tremendous gratitude and joy with this nomination. I am thrilled for Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s nomination and for the entire cast/crew of Killing Eve. I share this moment with my community. P.S., I think my mother at this moment may actually be satisfied,” said Oh.

This is also the series’ executive producer and lead writer Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s first nomination. She said, “This is the most incredible news. Thank you to the entire Killing Eve team, cast, fans and everyone who voted for us! I can’t. Get. Over. It. A HUGE and special shout out to the incredible Luke Jennings who wrote the original novellas. Thank god he has a thing for fictional murderous women.”

Sally Woodward Gentle, executive producer of Killing Eve, said, “I am over the moon and feeling a little bit nauseous with excitement about the nominations for the extraordinary Sandra Oh and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Extraordinary women in a show of many extraordinary women. And men, of course. We are delighted that the Emmys have recognized our wild, rather weird British show.”

Season 2 was picked up before the first season premiered on BBCA, and will begin production this summer. You can watch Sandra Oh’s Emmy-nominated performance opposite the incredible Jodie Comer NOW On Demand, BBCAmerica.com, or the BBCA app.

Tatiana Maslany of BBC AMERICA original series, Orphan Black, received her third Emmy® nomination in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for the complex multi-character performance of a young woman who discovers she is a clone – 13 in total. She won the Emmy for the role in 2016.

Star and producer, Orphan Black, Tatiana Maslany, commented, “This is completely unexpected and a wonderful surprise to be remembered. As always, this nomination is dedicated to the Clone Club for their loyal and rabid support! This is an amazing send off for our final season. It meant so much to all of us who worked on the show for it to resonate with people. Thank you very much to the Academy for the recognition. So excited to be sharing the category with all these amazing women. So happy Sandra Oh’s phenomenal work is being recognized!!”

BBC AMERICA’s natural history landmark series Blue Planet II earned five Emmy® nominations, including Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series and Outstanding Narrator for Sir David Attenborough.

Executive Producer, Blue Planet II, James Honeyborne, said “Blue Planet II has made a global impact, raising awareness of the drama, beauty and fragility of our oceans.  We’re thrilled to receive these nominations from the Television Academy.  Thank you, on behalf of our entire team – who have worked tirelessly over four years to deliver amazing new stories – in a TV series that’s filmed on every continent and across every ocean.”

Congratulations to all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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By BBC America