It’s not very often when the sci-fi/fantasy/horror genre gets any type of recognition when it comes to the big awards. So when news of ‘American Horror Story’ leading the Emmy nomination pack with a whopping 17 nominations, it’s cause for celebration.
‘American Horror Story‘ ties with AMC’s ‘Mad Men’ for most nominations this year gaining nods in the categories for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Best Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Connie Britton, Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Francis Conroy and Jessica Lange and Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for Denis O’Hare. It was a bit disappointing that Dylan McDermott wasn’t nominated for Best Actor in a Miniseries or Movie as the masturbation scene in Season 1 for the series was well acted. Guess they are just following the Oscars’ snub for Peter Facinelli’s work on ‘Shame.’
‘Game of Thrones’ came in with 11 nominations with a nod to Peter Dinklage for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
Rounding off the other genre shows on the list is ‘The Big Bang Theory’ with 5 nominations (Outstanding Comedy Series, Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Jim Parsons, Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for Mayim Bialik), ‘Once Upon a Time’ and ‘The Walking Dead’ with 3 nominations each, ‘Touch’ for 2 nominations and ‘Falling Skies,’ ‘Grimm‘, and ‘The River’ receiving nominations in the technical categories.
I must admit, I’m a bit miffed that ‘Doctor Who’ didn’t make the list even though other British shows like ‘Downton Abby,’ ‘Luther’ and ‘Sherlock’ did. In the Outstanding Children’s Program (which ‘Doctor Who’ would probably be under) the nominations include, ‘Degrassi’, ‘Good Luck Charlie’, ‘iCarly’,'Victorious’, and ‘Wizards of Waverly Place.’
Also surprising was that Lena Headey wasn’t nominated for ‘Game of Thrones’!
There’s a few more I can name but I now turn the page over to you. Who do you think should have received a nomination and are you happy with the nominees?
‘The Emmy Awards’ will air on September 23 on ABC.