Fans fume as Canada’s Tatiana Maslany snubbed by Emmys
But, for the second year in a row, the Primetime Emmy Awards have shut Maslany out — and fans are letting their feelings be known.
“If playing 9 characters and 2 genders doesn’t swing it, I don’t know what does,” tweeted Jenny Brennan.
Another Twitter user called the snub “a crime punishable by law.”
Emmy voters will choose between Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Claire Danes (Homeland), Robin Wright (House of Cards), Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), Kerry Washington (Scandal) and Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife).
InStyle posted an open letter to Maslany on Thursday, praising her portrayal of several characters on Orphan Black.
“When the nominees … were announce this morning, and for the second time you and the show were not nominated, we know we were not alone in wanting to kick in the doors of the Dyad Institute with our black Sartori boots and demand judges with a different DNA sequence entirely,” it read.
While Maslany isn’t feeling love from the Emmys, she’s getting plenty of it on social media. Here’s a sampling:
Performance ONLY, no actor on television can touch Tatiana Maslany on Orphan Black & for her to not be nominated is a disgrace
— The EGOT (@ChasingEGOT) July 10, 2014
No Emmys nominee for Tatiana Maslany?? Geez, DO YOU GUYS NOT SEE HER ACTING ON OB?!
— Rizky Saktyo Permana (@Rizkysaktyo) July 10, 2014
Tatiana Maslany got snubbed AGAIN? I’m genuinely shocked.
— Frank Beaton (@frankbeaton) July 10, 2014
Can’t believe that Tatiana Maslany hasn’t been nominated for an Emmy, she’s amazing!!! #OrphanBlack
— Ali Heslop (@aliheslop) July 10, 2014
Tatiana Maslany was robbed of an Emmy nomination and everyone is justifiably angry
— el chupacabra (@mallikiller) July 10, 2014
— Aislinn Collins (@aiscollins) July 10, 2014
.@BarackObama do something about the emmys not nominating tatiana maslany
— LOTUS (@sdnomaidsaniram) July 10, 2014
— Phillip Ramati (@PhillipRamati) July 10, 2014
— Michael McClain (@michaeldmcclain) July 10, 2014
Tatiana Maslany snubbed again. Are you kidding me, #Emmy voters?!?
— Dalton Ross (@DaltonRoss) July 10, 2014
Usually I don’t get worked up about this stuff, BUT I’m livid that Tatiana Maslany was not nominated for an Emmy for Orphan Black. WHAT?
— Elizabeth Eulberg (@ElizEulberg) July 10, 2014
No Tatiana Maslany for Best Actress? Why even HAVE the Emmy Awards then?
— Stanzilla (@9_is_my_doctor) July 10, 2014
— Kat (@Rabsx) July 10, 2014
We live in a world where Derek Hough gets an Emmy nomination and Tatiana Maslany doesn’t. Let that sink in.
— grandmanda (@Manda624) July 10, 2014
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