‘American Horror Story’ to enter Emmy Award race as Best Miniseries

FX is submitting for Best Miniseries

After watching ‘American Horror Story’ over two days like an addict, it was strange to hear that FX decided not to submit the series to this year’s Prime time Emmy Awards in the Best Drama category, especially with actors like Connie Britton and Jessica Lange in their back pocket guaranteeing them a pretty good chance at taking home the statue.

FX instead decided that ‘American Horror Story’ had a better chance at winning an Emmy in the Best Miniseries category, so the series has been submitted for that race instead of Best Drama.  With ‘American Horror Story’ having an anthology format – meaning that each season of the show has a brand new cast of characters and stories – they were given ‘dual status qualification’ when it comes to Emmy consideration.

‘American Horror Story’ would likely be up against prime time juggernauts like ‘Mad Men’, ‘Downton Abbey’, ‘Boardwalk Empire’, ‘Homeland’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ in the Best Drama category, so really they made a good choice going into the miniseries arena, but we still fell they would have had a great shot at the Best Drama title.

At the 2012 Golden Globe awards, ‘American Horror Story’ went up against ‘Homeland’ and lost for Best Drama Series, so it’s likely that had something to do with their decision to submit to the Emmy’s as a miniseries.

Do you think FX made the right choice submitting as a miniseries to the 2012 Emmy’s this year or do you think they should have tried for the Best Drama award?  Leave us a comment and let us know what you think.

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