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“AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN” scores 17 Emmy nominations

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The nominees for the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning, and the third round of FX’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY scored a whopping 17 nods, third only to HBO’s GAME OF THRONES and Netflix’s FARGO.

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN, set at a boarding school inhabited by the descendants of Salem, is in the running for Miniseries, Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (Jessica Lange and Sarah Paulson), Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (Frances Conroy, Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett), Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special (Alfonso Gomez-Rejon for “Bitchcraft”), Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special (Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk for “Bitchcraft”), Art Direction for a Period Series, Miniseries or Movie, Music (Original Dramatic Score) for a Miniseries, Movie or Special, Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or Special, Makeup (Non-Prosthetic) for a Miniseries or Movie, Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or Special, Hairstyling for a Miniseries or Movie, Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or Special, Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or Movie and Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or Special.

HBO’s detective creeper TRUE DETECTIVE nabbed a healthy 12 noms, including Drama Series, Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey), Directing for a Drama Series (Cary Joji Fukunaga for “Who Goes There”), Writing for a Drama Series (Nic Pizzolatto for “The Secret Fate of All of Life”), Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series, Music (Original Dramatic Score) for a Series, Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series, Art Direction for a Contemporary or Fantasy Series (Single-Camera), Makeup (Non-Prosthetic) for a Single-Camera Series, Main Title Design and Casting for a Drama Series. Also notable: Neil Marshall snagged a Directing for a Drama Series nod for GAME OF THRONES’ “The Watchers on the Wall.” Sadly, such popular genre series as AMC’s THE WALKING DEAD, NBC’s HANNIBAL and A&E’s BATES MOTEL got shut out. The Emmy ceremony will take place Monday, August 25.

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Michael Gingold
Michael Gingold has been a member of the FANGORIA team for the past three decades. After starting as a writer for the magazine in 1988, he came aboard as associate editor in 1990 and two years later moved up to managing editor. He now serves as editor-in-chief of the magazine while continuing to contribute numerous articles and reviews, as well as a contributing editor/writer for this website.
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