The 2014 Primetime Emmy nominations were announced this morning, and we already gave you our list of shows and actors we think were snubbed. But we really, really need to talk about Tatiana Maslany. That’s right, Orphan Black‘s lead actress, who regularly plays half a dozen clones (more than that over the course of the series) with different accents and different personalities and pulls them all off flawlessly, didn’t get an Emmy nomination. For the second year in a row. What more do you want, Emmy people?! We wrote you a whole post outlining why she deserves it, not that you should have needed it explained. Do we need to sick Helena on you?
Obviously fans of Orphan Black are very upset about this. And they’re not keeping quiet about it. The Clone Club, as the show’s fans are called, have taken to Twitter to express their justifiable outrage at this totally insane omission. Take a look at some of our favorite responses below, and then join us in fuming over this. At least the show got renewed, so we can try to remedy this next year. RIGHT, EMMYS?!
NO TATIANA. GET YOUR PITCHFORKS OUT NOW.
— Meredith Blake (@MeredithBlake) July 10, 2014
I feel like this is a good place to start.
I don’t watch ob but I think tatiana maslany is an outstanding actress ohmygod — HBD HANNAH ♡ (@leightonbrody) July 10, 2014
This person doesn’t even watch the show and they still know she was robbed.
Maybe we could all pool our unworn gold jewelry, melt it down, and make Tatiana Maslany an Emmy that way… — Danielle Turchiano (@danielletbd) July 10, 2014
I’d be willing to contribute.
— I’m the Puppy (@DelphinePuppy) July 10, 2014
Alison’s face speaks volumes.
— The Televixen (@thetelevixen) July 10, 2014
Laughing is the only way we’re going to get through this, guys.
real talk: what has tatiana maslany done to anger the emmy board — cersei lestrange ♛ (@valonqars) July 10, 2014
Seriously, is there a conspiracy afoot? What other explanation could there be?
Sharpen your pencils tonight #CloneClub
— (@hyphens_) July 10, 2014
I am the one person in the world who dislikes Orphan Black and I still think Tatiana should get nominated. The craft alone…
— Lola (@LolaOfLeith) July 10, 2014
Even people who dislike the show think she deserves it.
Weak AF indeed.
Tatiana Maslany did not get a nomination. The Emmys are officially a fucking joke. — Mike Ownby (@MikeOwnby) July 10, 2014
It’s certainly starting to seem that way.
“No Tatiana Maslany? WTF?” ME
— sarita (@colifers) July 10, 2014
Tatiana Maslany wasn’t nominated for an Emmy and now I’m never watching them again
— Taylor (@tayyywow) July 10, 2014
Is a boycott imminent?
We’re starting to suspect they just looked at last year’s list and picked the same people.
TATIANA MASLANY SHOULD’VE BEEN NOMINATED UGH WHY DO YOU GUYS KEEP SNUBBING HER — Patrick Daaca (@ughpatch) July 10, 2014
ONE OF THE FEW ONLINE SCENARIOS WHERE ALL CAPS IS ENTIRELY APPROPRIATE.
I had hoped at the end of the #EmmyNoms Carson Daly pulled off his mask and was really Tatiana Maslany, and it was all a joke.
— Falcor Jesus (@kizzy2922) July 10, 2014
Hahahahaha, I’m laughing to keep myself from sobbing.
— Tammi LaTela (@TLaTela) July 10, 2014
Apparently the answer to that is not “play multiple nuanced characters flawlessly.”
How many parts does Tatiana Maslany need to play before #emmys voters acknowledge her existence?
— megan (@meganissleepy) July 10, 2014
I feel like she could play fifty clones and they’d still be like, “Hmm, show us some more.”
I’m spending today mourning for Tatiana Maslany. If you dare to even speak to me I will find the people close to you and they will suffer.
— Hot Lips……………………………… (@RyanHoulihan) July 10, 2014
Please respect the Clone Club’s privacy at this difficult time.
going to write a strong letter of complaint to the Emmy people about tatiana not being up. it will be full it rude insults and dead mice — tanya louise (@pipersfurlough) July 10, 2014
Okay, I don’t support dead mice, but I appreciate the enthusiasm.
There must always be a Kanye joke. It’s a law.
TATIANA MASLANY DESERVES A FUCKING EMMY.
— Grace. (@missberta97) July 10, 2014
That pretty much sums it up.