As most people will know by now I have a very high opinion of American Horror Story and it seems that I am not the only one as the show has just been nominated for an astounding 17 Emmy Awards. While the show was undoubtedly well received, I have to admit that even I was surprised by the amount of recognition it has been given at this years awards.
Being matched only by Mad Men in nominations (Mad Men also receiving 17 nominations), the show obviously had a large impact on audiences.
The show received nominations that reflected well not only on its fantastic cast but also hairstyling, make – up, stunt coordination and costumes. Ensuring that all contributions to the shows success was recognised.
The 2012 nominations for American Horror Story in the Mini-series or Movie categories are:
Outstanding Mini-series or Movie
Outstanding lead actress – Connie Britton as Vivien Harmon
Outstanding Supporting Actress – Frances Conroy as Moira
Outstanding Supporting Actress – Jessica Lange as Constance Langdon
Outstanding Supporting Actor – Denis O’Hare as Larry Harvey
Outstanding Art Direction
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing
Outstanding Main title design
Outstanding Make up (non-prosthetic)
Outstanding Prosthetic Make up
Outstanding Sound Editing
Outstanding Sound Mixing
Outstanding Stunt Coordination
While I of course agree with the nominations I am somewhat surprised and disappointed that the brilliant Evan Peters who played unhinged Tate Langdon in the show was left out of the nominations. Peters plays his role superbly and very convincingly displays the nervousness and detachment of his character Tate particularly during a violent episode as well as allowing his softer side to take over when with Violet. Peters is due to appear in Season 2 of the show in a brand new role so perhaps he may still have his chance at landing a nomination for 2013.
Good luck to the guys over at American Horror Story and here’s hoping the upcoming Season 2 of the show will be equally successful and deserving of such recognition.