Tatiana Maslany, Saskatchewan actress, loses Emmy, causing Twitter outrage

A fan favourite on social media, there are plenty of upset fans of Canadian actress Tatiana Maslany today following her Emmy Award loss in L.A.

Maslany nominated for outstanding lead actress in drama series, Viola Davis won award

Tatiana Maslany arrives at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. She lost out to Viola Davis in the category of outstanding lead actress in a drama series. (Danny Moloshok/Invision for the Television Academy/Associated Press)

Regina's Tatiana Maslany didn't get the early birthday gift that fans had hoped for at the 67th Emmy Awards on Sunday from Los Angeles.

Maslany was nominated for outstanding lead actress in a drama series. The 29-year-old plays several characters in the TV show Orphan Black, which has completed three seasons.

How to Get Away with Murder actress Viola Davis edged out Maslany for the Emmy, becoming the first black woman to win the award in that category.

This likely isn't the last major award nomination for Maslany. The young actress turns 30 on Tuesday.

Maslany even showed off her comedic chops during the show:

A fan favourite on social media, people reacted to Maslany's loss on Twitter.

While most fans were happy for Viola Davis, Maslany supporters were still upset

Some thought her ability to play so many characters should have earned her the Emmy

Others still offered the Regina star congratulations

There was also a lot of hope for the future


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