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Tatiana Maslany on BBC AMERICA's 'Orphan Black' (Photo: BBC AMERICA)
Tatiana Maslany on BBC AMERICA's 'Orphan Black' (Photo: BBC AMERICA)
Tatiana Maslany on BBC AMERICA’s ‘Orphan Black’ (Photo: BBC AMERICA)

Yes! Finally and so deservedly, Tatiana Maslany was invited to the Emmys party.

After three seasons of wowing us with her multi-faceted performances as multiple clones on BBC AMERICA’s Orphan Black, the actress was nominated for Best Actress in a Drama Series. The voters have taken notice, Clone Club!

In her category, she faces Homeland‘s Claire Danes, Empire‘s Taraji P. Henson, How to Get Away with Murder‘s Viola Davis, House of Cards‘s Robin Wright and Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss.

There are three U.K.-born nominees for Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie, with Nightingale‘s David Oyelowo, Wolf Hall‘s Mark Rylance, and Ricky Gervais (the Derek special) competing against American Crime‘s Timothy Hutton, Houdini‘s Adrian Brody, and Olive Kitteridge‘s Richard Jenkins.

Meanwhile, Emma Thompson is nominated for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street (Live From Lincoln Center) in the Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie against Maggie Gyllenhaal, who put on an astonishing British accent for her role in The Honorable Woman.

Damian Lewis is nominated as Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie for Wolf Hall. Wolf Hall and SundanceTV’s The Honorable Woman were both nominated for Best Limited Series. Acorn TV’s Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Curtain, Poirot’s Last Case and HBO’s Nightingale are up for Best TV Movie.

Dame Maggie Smith was snubbed for her imperious role as the Dowager Countess on Downton Abbey, but her co-star Joanne Froggatt (Anna) was mentioned in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama category. She squares off with two British Game of Thrones nominees, Emilia Clarke and Lena Headey.

Here’s a list of the major nominees:

Comedy Series
Modern Family
Parks & Recreation
Silicon Valley
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Drama Series 
Better Call Saul
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
House of Cards
Mad Men
Orange Is The New Black

Limited Series 
American Crime
American Horror Story: Freak Show
Olive Kitteridge
Honorable Woman
Wolf Hall

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Kyle Chandler, Bloodline
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Lead Actress in a Drama Series 
Claire Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie 
Adrien Brody, Houdini
Ricky Gervais, Derek
Timothy Hutton, American Crime Story
Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge
David Oyelowo, Nightingale
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie 
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honourable Woman
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Queen Latifah, Bessie
Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge
Emma Thompson,  Sweeney Todd

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Louis C.K., Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Will Forte, The Last Man on Earth
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series 
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Lisa Kudrow, The Comeback
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation
Amy Schumer, Inside Amy Schumer
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Reality-Competition Program 
The Amazing Race
Dancing With the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
Top Chef
The Voice

Variety Talk Series
The Colbert Report
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Last Week Tonight
The Late Show
The Tonight Show

Television Movie
Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Curtain, Poirot’s Last Case
Grace Of Monaco
Hello Ladies: The Movie
Killing Jesus

Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Michael Kelly, House of Cards

Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Lena Headey, Game Of Thrones
Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is The New Black

Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Adam Driver, Girls
Keegan-Michael Key, Key & Peele
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Tony Hale, Veep

Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Niecy Nash, Getting On
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Allison Janney, Mom
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Gaby Hoffmann, Transparent
Jane Krakowski, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Winners are announced September 20, 2015 at 8/7c on FOX.

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By Kevin Wicks
Kevin Wicks is the founding editor of Anglophenia.