FX has decided to enter its acclaimed anthology drama series ‘American Horror Story’ as a miniseries for Emmy consideration, Deadline is reporting. After the cable network made an inquiry, The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Awards Committee and Board of Governors ruled the popular show is eligible for both the Drama Series and Miniseries categories.
Entering ‘American Horror Story’ will increase its chance of winning awards. With ‘Downton abbey’ moving from the miniseries category to the drama field, and ‘Breaking Bad’ returning for Emmy contention, the FX horror show has better chances in the miniseries categories. The show can switch categories because of its anthology format; it will feature new story-lines, characters and cast each season, so it can be perceived as a miniseries/limited series.
The decision to move ‘American Horror Story’ to the miniseries categories comes after co-star Jessica Lange won a Golden Globe and SAG Award earlier this year for her portrayal of Constance Langdon. While she was nominated in the drama categories at both ceremonies, she’s considered a frontrunner for an Emmy, regardless of the field she’s submitted in. While the majority of the main cast died at the end of the first season, Constance remained alive, caring for Ben and Vivien’s baby.
Written by: Karen Benardllo