The farewell did not stop TV show ‘Orphan Black‘ for being nominated several times for the Canadian Screen Awards. Tatiana Maslany, who is a big advocate for women’s right and plays five of the main characters – plus a transgender and a scorpion– was nominated for Best Lead Actress in Drama Series.
In 2016, Maslany won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, for her multiple characters played in Orphan Black. She has also taken home the Canadian Screen award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her movie, The Other Half.
- Best Achievement in Make-UP (sponsored by MAC Cosmetics): Stephen Lynch, Orphan Black: To Right The Wrongs of Many.
- Best Photography, Drama: Aaron Morton, Orphan Black: To Right The Wrongs of Many.
- Best Picture Editing, Drama: Jay Prychidny, Orphan Black: To Right The Wrongs of Many.
- Best Visual Effects: Geoff D.E. Scott, Sarah Wormsbecher, Eric Doiron, Nathaniel Larouche, Anthony DeChellis, Katarzyna Cieryt, Aaron Wright, Kaiser Thomas, Jason Snea, Lon Molnar, Orphan Black: To Right The Wrongs of Many.
- Best Writing, Drama Series: Graeme Manson, Renee St. Cyr, Orphan Black: To Right The Wrongs of Many.
- Best Lead Actress, Drama Series: Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black.
- Best Cross-Platform Project, Fiction: Orphan Black: The Game.
The nomination was no surprise for Clone Club – how their fans are called. They are excited to see the cast back on the screen in March, as the show ended back in August, 2017. Their hope is that Maslany wins her back-to-back (to-back-to-back-to-back) for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Dramatic Role, which she has been winning since 2014.
The Canadian Screen Awards ceremony will be broadcast on CBC, Sunday March 11, 2018, 5:00 PM PDT.
Former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor, Larry Nassar, has being accused of sexually abusing over 100 gymnasts throughout his years working with USAG and MSU. After the post of former Olympic medalist, Mckayla Maroney, telling the story of being sexually assaulted by the doctor, several gymnasts felt inspired by the teammate and the hashtag #MeToo to come forward with accusations.
This Monday, January 15, Olympic Gold medalist Simone Biles, has come forward on her twitter, accusing Nassar of sexually assaulting her. She wrote, “I too am one of the many survivors that was sexually abused by Larry Nassar.” Biles has received the support of teammates that went through the same situation.
Biles is another elite gymnast that has made her story public after being very reluctant to share it. “No, I will not and should not carry the guilt that belongs to Larry Nassar, USAG, and others” said the medalist, after explaining that she felt it was her fault for what happened.
Several other athletes accused USA Gymnastics of negligence, including three out five of the “Fierce Five” London Olympics Team – Mckayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, and Gabrielle Douglas. Lawsuits said Maroney was paid by USAG to keep quiet about the misconduct of Nassar. Raisman, wrote earlier this evening on Twitter, “An investigation must be done on @USAGym I am sick over this. We must get to the bottom of how this disaster happened.”
“It seems like MSU, USAG, and Twistars only see us as a financial burden that needs to be silenced and squashed, devalued and discredited all while trying to say they are sorry it happened to us and are on our side.” said Larissa Boyce, one of his accusers.
Nassar, who has has pleaded guilty of abusing seven girls and is facing charges of possessing child pornography, will start his sentencing tomorrow, January 16. His victims will be testifying about the impact and consequences his abuse has caused them.
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My name is Camila Nakandakari. I was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil. At the age of 16 I moved to the United States to finish my senior year of high school. During my last year in school, I decided I wanted to pursue my higher education in Mass Communications. After receiving my associate’s degree on Spring 2018, I plan to transfer to Northwestern University where I want to graduate with a bachelor’s degree on Journalism and a minor on Political Science. In the future, I plan to get a master’s degree from the School of Journalism at Columbia University.
Communications and political science have always caught my attention. I decided to pursue an education where I could combine both areas. I plan to work on the field of communications where I can also be working in the political world. During the fall of 2017, I had the opportunity to travel to Washington DC and speak with several legislators about problems that I think it is important for them to address. The trip to DC made me realize that I am pursuing the right career and that if I work hard enough, I will be able to achieve all my journalistic goals.
I am very excited to share all my stories and my journey on this blog. I hope you enjoy reading my posts!!