‘American Horror Story’ Shut Out of 2017 Golden Globes Nominations
American Horror Story Roanoke, Matt
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‘American Horror Story’ Shut Out of 2017 Golden Globes Nominations

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FX has a lot to celebrate with the announcement of the 2017 Golden Globe nominees this morning, December 12 — The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story is the this year’s most-nominated TV series.

But Ryan Murphy & Co.’s first FX anthology show, American Horror Story, didn’t fare so well...

For the first time ever, American Horror Story was totally shut out of the Golden Globes nominations — which is especially surprising given the franchise’s creative and commercial resurgence in this most recent season.

Roanoke is actually the best-reviewed AHS season so far, according to Metacritic; and it was the third most-watched season, behind only Coven and Freak Show.

Before this year, American Horror Story had been nominated for Best TV Drama its first year and Best Miniseries or Television Film for Coven and Hotel.

Now the nominees for Best Miniseries or Television Film are American Crime, The Dresser, The Night Manager, The Night Of, and The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

Furthermore, for each of the past five years — even when the show itself didn’t get a nod — American Horror Story’s actress have received nominations or wins. Jessica Lange won for Murder House and was nominated for Asylum, Coven, and Freak Show; Kathy Bates won for Freak Show; and Lady Gaga won for Hotel.

This year, the nominees in the Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film race are American Crime’s Felicity Huffman, The Girlfriend Experience’s Riley Keough, London Spy’s Charlotte Rampling, Confirmation’s Kerry Washington, and The People v. O. J. Simpson’s Sarah Paulson.

Sarah Paulson, American Crime Story, Marcia Clark
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The horror show’s no-show at the Golden Globes this year is a bummer, but at least Sarah Paulson got nominated for something. (Something other than Best Performance of a Woman Saying “Matt,” that is.)