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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, the position he holds to this day while continuing to contribute numerous articles and reviews.
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