R.I.P. ‘True Blood’: Take a look back at show’s bloody Emmys history

True Blood” ended its seven-season run on HBO Sunday night, and while vamp fans around the globe are still wiping bloody tears from their eyes, let’s take a look back at the show’s time in the Emmy spotlight.

As you may know, there’s an unfortunate bias for horror, sci-fi and fantasy shows at the Emmys (view our photo gallery below). But that didn’t stop “True Blood” from claiming a coveted Best Drama Series nomination for Season 2 back in 2010, an honor it would lose to “Mad Men.”

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With 15 overall Emmy nominations and one win (Best Drama Casting, 2009) throughout its first six eligible seasons, “True Blood” had an above-average run at the Emmys for a genre series. But it was actually the Golden Globes that gave the horror show its biggest-ever prize: Best TV Drama Actress for series star Anna Paquin in 2008.

Below, the complete list of Emmy nominations for “True Blood.”

2009 Emmys (Season 1)
Best Drama Casting – Winner
Best Art Direction
Best Main Title Design

2010 Emmys (Season 2)
Best Drama Series
Best Drama Casting
Best Art Direction
Best Sound Editing
Best Prosthetic Makeup

2011 Emmys (Season 3)
Best Drama Guest Actress (Alfre Woodard)
Best Art Direction
Best Sound Editing
Best Non-Prosthetic Makeup

2012 Emmys (Season 4)
No nominations

2013 Emmys (Season 5)
Best Art Direction

2014 Emmys (Season 6)
Best Art Direction
Best Stunt Coordination

2015 Emmys (Season 7)
TBA. Stay tuned next year to see if the show’s final season gets any Emmy love.

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