Monday, 13 January 2014


So the Golden Globes have been and gone in a flurry of expensive frocks, awkward speeches and the usual outrage, but the event could have been over a lot quicker if the panel had just awarded everything to Tatiana Maslany.

Best actor, best supporting role, best everything. Including sound design, score, special effects and probably the catering as well. The lead actor in Orphan Black, Tatiana plays about a million (okay, about half a dozen) different characters with very different voices, mannerisms, the full works.

Granted, there is a lot of camera trickery involved in bringing the elements of Orphan Black together, but it is the frankly astounding performance of Maslany which holds the whole thing together. You're left wondering how the hell the casting crew ever found this fountain of talent out there.

Maslany should, in fact, have her own award. The Tatiana Maslany Award For Kicking Everybody Else's Asses. I'd watch that ceremony.

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