Fans fume as Canada’s Tatiana Maslany snubbed by Emmys

Tatiana Maslany, pictured in June 2014. Michael Buckner / Getty Images

TORONTO — Tatiana Maslany has twice won the Critics Choice Award for Best Actress and won Best Performance by an Actress in a Dramatic Role at the Canadian Screen Awards.

The 28-year-old Regina native’s work on the made-in-Toronto series Orphan Black also earned her nominations at the Golden Globe Awards, ACTRA Awards and Dorian Awards.

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).

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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:

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