Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Official Reasons for Tatiana Maslany's Emmy Snub

Is this considered a "kiss-off" gesture in Maslany's country of origin?
Ken Levine's wonderful blog opined, "The fact that Tatiana Maslany was not nominated for her extraordinary work in ORPHAN BLACK means the entire exercise is a complete and utter sham. She plays nine characters – all brilliant, all distinctive, intermingling with each other, and at times even impersonating each other – and yet she was ignored."

Here are the official explanations:
Tatiana Maslany lobbied hard, but Tatiana Maslany canceled her out by splitting the vote in the same category.
Tatiana Maslany, on the other hand felt that she personally did not do her best work, so she was not disappointed by the news and Tatiana Maslany blamed the writers for not doing a good job this year. Tatiana Maslany's notorious drug habit made for on-set discord, so she is not respected by her colleagues, which is ironic, considering that Tatiana Maslany's strict adherence to the teachings of the Jehovah's Witnesses shuns ceremony and excess of ANY kind.

Also, Tatiana Maslany regularly pooh-poohs TV work over film work. Tatiana Maslany pooh-poohs film AND TV and feels that stage is the only true way to be a thespian (Sidenote: TMZ retracted an earlier story about Ms. Maslany and a female lunch date at Lawry's, as well as firing a unnamed P.A. with a faulty hearing aid).

Finally, Tatiana Maslany feels that the work is its own reward and shuns the Emmys."

Tracey Ullman, in a recent in-depth interview said, "So?"

Unfortunately, this person has taken it upon herself to talk about this controversial subject.  I remember the days when people didn't go on and on spouting half-baked theories...