American Horror Story Gains 17 Emmy Nominations
20 July 2012
The television drama American Horror Story, which is coming soon to FOUR, just received 17 Emmy nominations.
The show, which centres on a family who move into a haunted mansion, received critical acclaim for its effective "chill factor" and unforgettable content.
The nominations include: Outstanding Miniseries; Lead Actress for Connie Britton; Supporting Actress for Jessica Lange and Frances Conroy and Supporting Actor for Denis O'Hare.
It also received many nods in the technical categories including Art Direction; Casting; Costumes; Editing; Hairstyling; Main Title Design; Makeup; Prosthetic Makeup; Sound Editing; Sound Mixing and Stunt Coordination.
American Horror Story is produced by the creators of Glee, however it couldn’t be more far removed from the popular musical series.
"I went from Nip/Tuck to Glee, so it made sense that I wanted to do something challenging and dark," writer Ryan Murphy told Entertainment Weekly. "And I always had loved the horror genre. So it just was a natural for me."
"In times of economic anxiety, if you look at the template, two genres flourish: horror and musicals. I think people want to either be scared or completely forget about their troubles."
The Emmy awards are to be held on 23 September.
American Horror Story is coming soon to FOUR