Here’s an exclusive sneak peek at the FX 2014 Emmy campaign

In a Gold Derby exclusive, cable network FX has provided their Emmy Awards campaign for 2014 with category placements.

One of their most interesting internal battles will be in the movie/miniseries categories where veteran Emmy campaigner “American Horror Story” will be up against newcomer “Fargo“. The rookie features Oscar winner Billy Bob Thornton against past Emmy nominee Martin Freeman in the lead actor category. “American Horror Story: Coven,” the latest installment from Ryan Murphy, will have two-time Emmy champ Jessica Lange facing another leading lady for the first time ever: two-time nominee Sarah Paulson.

Fargo’ is now the Emmy frontrunner as Best Miniseries

The network has one new drama in contention this time around. “The Bridge” stars Oscar nominee Demian Bichir and Diane Kruger as detectives on the Texas-Mexico border working together to hunt a serial killer.

Louie” was one of last year’s Emmy nominees as Best Comedy Series, and it will return in May with double episodes, just in time for eligibility in 2014. Past favorite “Justified” (which has won guest star Emmys for Margo Martindale and Jeremy Davies) would like to return to the competition. Speaking of Martindale, she contended last year for her guest work on “The Americans,” which is hoping for even more attention for its sophomore season.

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Below, the almost complete list of the FX planned submissions (more names on their guest star list will be announced soon). Remember that some of these still might change before the Emmy ballots are released in June. Also, keep in mind that people not on this list could be submitted by their personal reps.

MOVIES/MINISERIES

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN”
Movie/Mini Actress – Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson
Movie/Mini Supporting Actor – Danny Huston, Denis O’Hare, Evan Peters
Movie/Mini Supporting Actress – Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates, Jamie Brewer, Frances Conroy, Taissa Farmiga, Lily Rabe, Emma Roberts, Gabourey Sidibe

Watch: Emma Roberts on being duped on ‘American Horror Story: Coven

“FARGO”
Movie/Mini Actor – Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Thornton
Movie/Mini Supporting Actor – Keith Carradine, Adam Goldberg, Colin Hanks, Russell Harvard, Glenn Howerton, Bob Odenkirk, Oliver Platt
Movie/Mini Supporting Actress – Kelly Holden Bashar, Rachel Blanchard, Alison Tolman, Kate Walsh

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DRAMAS

THE AMERICANS
Drama Actor – Matthew Rhys
Drama Actress – Keri Russell
Drama Supporting Actor – Noah Emmerich, Richard Thomas
Drama Supporting Actress – Annet Mahendru, Susan Misner, Alison Wright
Drama Guest Actress – Aimee Carrero, Margo Martindale

THE BRIDGE
Drama Actor – Demian Bichir
Drama Actress – Diane Kruger
Drama Supporting Actor – Ted Levine, Matthew Lillard, Thomas M. Wright
Drama Supporting Actress – Annabeth Gish, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Emily Rios

JUSTIFIED
Drama Actor – Timothy Olyphant
Drama Supporting Actor – Jere Burns, Walton Goggins, Jacob Pitts, Nick Searcy
Drama Supporting Actress – Joelle Carter, Erica Tazel
Drama Guest Actor – Michael Rapaport
Drama Guest Actress – Alicia Witt

“SONS OF ANARCHY”
Drama Actor – Charlie Hunnam
Drama Actress – Katey Sagal
Drama Supporting Actor – Dayton Callie, Kim Coates, Tommy Flanagan, Mark Boone Junior, David Labrava, Michael Ornstein, Ron Perlman, Christopher Douglas Reed, Theo Rossi
Drama Supporting Actress – Maggie Siff, Winter Ave Zoli
Drama Guest Actor – Walton Goggins, Donal Logue, Jimmy Smits
Drama Guest Actress – Drea de Matteo, CCH Pounder

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COMEDIES 

“IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADEPHIA”
Comedy Supporting Actor – Charlie Day, Danny DeVito, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney
Comedy Supporting Actress – Kaitlin Olson

LOUIE
Comedy Actor – Louis C.K.

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7 thoughts on “Here’s an exclusive sneak peek at the FX 2014 Emmy campaign

  1. I would expect multiple nominations for AHS and Fargo in the movie/miniseries categories, but FX should prepare for no nominations in the Drama categories. The competition this year is too fierce.

  2. So FX moves Sarah Paulson up to lead THIS year!? I was so annoyed that she competed in supporting last time (Asylum was undoubtedly her story) and took the AHS slot away from Lily Rabe. I dont think Paulson will have enough material from Coven to break into lead. And with True Detective in the Drama race, is it possible both Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton can get nominations for Fargo? hmm

  3. Jacob Pitts has to be nominated for best supporting actor (Justified). The heavy lifting he has done , season to season, is criminally ignored and the light and laughter he creates with a few lines of dialog – I mean, the guy is more fabulous than ……someone who is really fabulous. And gorgeous too.

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