‘American Horror Story: Roanoke’ receives no love in top 2017 Emmy categories

‘American Horror Story: Roanoke’ receives no love in top 2017 Emmy categories
We sure hope the Emmys didn’t get on the bad side of the Butcher.
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We sure hope the Emmys didn’t get on the bad side of the Butcher.
Source: FX/YouTube

American Horror Story: Roanoke didn’t receive much love from the Emmys this year. Shemar Moore and Anna Chlumsky announced Thursday the nominees chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the FX miniseries was notably absent in the top categories.

Roanoke, the sixth season of the Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk-created series, premiered in September. The installment focused on Shelby and Matt Miller, a young couple who became the subjects of a docuseries after moving into a haunted North Carolina farm house. The show introduced a midseason plot twist by having the real-life couple and the actors who portrayed them in the docuseries live in the haunted home for a reality series follow-up.

Season six wasn’t totally shut out of the 2017 Emmy race. Roanoke was nominated for four Emmys: outstanding hairstyling for a limited series or movie; outstanding makeup for a limited series or movie (non-prosthetic); outstanding prosthetic makeup for a series, limited series, movie or special and outstanding sound editing for a limited series, movie or special. But the lack of nominations in the top categories are a surprise compared to previous seasons of American Horror Story.

The first season of American Horror Story was nominated for outstanding miniseries or movie in 2012, as well as outstanding lead actress in a miniseries or movie, outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or movie, and outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or movie, which Jessica Lange won for her portrayal of Constance Langdon. The 2013 Emmys brought more love for American Horror Story, which had the most nominations for a miniseries. The 2014 and 2015 awards shows were just as kind to the anthology horror series, once again securing them the title of miniseries with the most nominations. The 68th Emmy Awards in 2016 didn’t exactly bring the same success, but at least locked in two nominations for outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or movie.

The 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards will air on CBS on Sunday, Sept. 17 at 8 p.m. Eastern.

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Amanda Buckle

Amanda is Mic's senior arts editor. She was previously entertainment editor at the International Business Times.

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