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Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany Finally Wins an Emmy

The Orphan Black star won for playing eight different characters on one show

Liam Mathews

Tatiana Maslany won the Emmy for Lead Actress in a Drama Series at Sunday's 68th Primetime Emmy Awards for her performance on BBC America's Orphan Black.

It was Maslany's second nomination for the sci-fi series. In Season 4, she played eight characters (all clones). She has played a total of 11 characters over the course of the series.

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"I feel so lucky to be on a show that puts women at the center," she said in her acceptance speech.

Maslany bested last year's winner Viola Davis for How to Get Away with Murder, as well as Taraji P. Henson for Empire, Keri Russell for The Americans, Robin Wright for House of Cards, and Claire Danes, who took her third straight loss after winning twice for Homeland in 2012 and 2013.