Maslany, Page among Cana­di­ans in Emmy run­ning

The Hamilton Spectator - - A&E -

Canada is shin­ing bright go­ing into this year’s Emmy Awards.

Ta­tiana Maslany, Sa­man­tha Bee, Michael J. Fox, Molly Parker and Ellen Page are among the many Canucks who earned nom­i­na­tions on Thurs­day.

Maslany got her sec­ond ca­reer best-ac­tress Emmy nod for “Or­phan Black,” in which she plays mul­ti­ple clones who all have vary­ing per­son­al­i­ties and ac­cents.

The 30-year-old Maslany was also nom­i­nated for an Emmy for the same show last year and a Golden Globe in 2014.

Mean­while, Toronto-na­tive Bee earned her first ca­reer Emmy nom­i­na­tion, for writ­ing on her va­ri­ety se­ries “Full Frontal with Sa­man­tha Bee.”

The 46-year-old was a cor­re­spon­dent on “The Daily Show with Jon Ste­wart.” She and her hus­band, ac­tor Ja­son Jones, are also cocre­ators of the com­edy se­ries “The De­tour.”

Fox, who’s al­ready won sev­eral Em­mys, is nom­i­nated for play­ing con­niv­ing lawyer Louis Can­ning on “The Good Wife.”

Parker is nom­i­nated for play­ing deputy house mi­nor­ity whip Jac­que­line Sharp in Net­flix’s “House of Cards.” This is the first Emmy nod for 44-year-old Parker.

Os­car-nom­i­nated Page is also up for her first Emmy, as ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer on Vice­land’s “Gay­ca­tion With Ellen Page,” which is nom­i­nated for best un­struc­tured re­al­ity pro­gram.

Peren­nial Emmy favourite Lorne Michaels of Toronto is nom­i­nated once again, for writ­ing on “Satur­day Night Live.”

Paul Shaf­fer of “Late Show with David Let­ter­man” fame is a nom­i­nee for mu­sic di­rec­tion on the Net­flix spe­cial “A Very Mur­ray Christ­mas.”

The nom­i­nees in the ma­jor cat­e­gories in­clude: Best Drama “The Amer­i­cans” (FX), “Bet­ter Call Saul” (AMC), “Down­ton Abbey” (PBS), “Game of Thrones” (HBO), “Home­land” (Show­time), “House of Cards” (Net­flix), “Mr. Ro­bot” (USA) Best Com­edy “black-ish” (ABC), “Mas­ter of None” (Net­flix), “Modern Fam­ily” (ABC), “Sil­i­con Val­ley” (HBO), “Trans­par­ent” (Ama­zon), “Un­break­able Kimmy Sch­midt” (Net­flix), “Veep” (HBO) Best Lim­ited Se­ries “Amer­i­can Crime” (ABC), “Fargo” (FX), “The Night Man­ager” (AMC), “Amer­i­can Crime Story: The Peo­ple v. O.J. Simp­son” (FX), “Roots” (His­tory) Best Ac­tor, Drama Kyle Chan­dler, “Blood­line”; Rami Malek, “Mr. Ro­bot”; Bob Odenkirk, “Bet­ter Call Saul”; Matthew Rhys, “The Amer­i­cans”; Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”; Liev Schreiber, “Ray Dono­van” Best Ac­tress, Drama Claire Danes, “Home­land”; Vi­ola Davis, “How to Get Away With Mur­der”; Taraji P. Hen­son,” Em­pire”; Ta­tiana Maslany, “Or­phan Black”; Keri Rus­sell, “The Amer­i­cans”; Robin Wright, “House of Cards” Best Ac­tor, Com­edy An­thony An­der­son, “black-ish”; Aziz An­sari, “Mas­ter of None”; Will Forte, “The Last Man on Earth”; Wil­liam H. Macy, “Shame­less”; Thomas Mid­dled­itch, “Sil­i­con Val­ley”; Jef­frey Tam­bor, “Trans­par­ent” Best Ac­tress, Com­edy Ju­lia Louis-Drey­fus, “Veep”; Lau­rie Met­calf, “Get­ting On”; El­lie Kem­per, “Un­break­able Kimmy Sch­midt”; Tracee El­lis Ross, “black-ish”; Amy Schumer, “In­side Amy Schumer”; Lily Tom­lin, “Grace and Frankie” Best Ac­tor, Lim­ited Se­ries or TV Movie Bryan Cranston, “All the Way”; Bene­dict Cum­ber­batch, “Sher­lock”; Idris Elba, “Luther”; Cuba Good­ing Jr., “The Peo­ple v. O.J. Simp­son”; Tom Hid­dle­ston, “The Night Man­ager”; Courtney B. Vance, “The Peo­ple v. O.J. Simp­son”

Best Ac­tress, Lim­ited Se­ries or TV Movie

Kirsten Dunst, “Fargo”; Felic­ity Huff­man, “Amer­i­can Crime”; Au­dra McDon­ald, “Lady Day at Emer­son’s Bar and Grill”; Sarah Paul­son, “The Peo­ple v. O.J. Simp­son”; Lili Tay­lor, “Amer­i­can Crime”; Kerry Wash­ing­ton, “Con­fir­ma­tion”.


Canada’s Ta­tiana Maslany has been nom­i­nated for an Emmy for best ac­tress in the drama cat­e­gory as the star of the sci-fi se­ries “Or­phan Black.”

Canada’s Ellen Page is up for her first Emmy.

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