What would the Emmys be without seeing Sarah Paulson named as one of the nominees? Since 2012, Paulson has amassed six Emmy nominations in the movie/mini races for playing six different characters, so it’s no surprise that she’s earning Emmy buzz for her latest role(s) on “American Horror Story: Roanoke.” Do you think the Emmys will nominate Paulson for the seventh straight time this year? Be sure to vote in our poll below.
Paulson played three different people on FX’s seventh installment of the popular “AHS” franchise: “My Roanoke Nightmare” character Shelby Miller, British actress Audrey Tindall, and “AHS: Asylum” fan-fave Lana Winters. Paulson currently comes in sixth place in Gold Derby’s Emmy rankings for Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actress with 11/1 odds. However, Emmy voters love rewarding performers who show their range by playing multiple roles — just look at Tatiana Maslany‘s victory last year for “Orphan Black” — so don’t count out Paulson just yet.
Regarding her trio of roles on “AHS: Roanoke,” Paulson recently told me, “It was a weird thing from an acting standpoint to start the season knowing that I was an actress playing a part, and then midway through the season I was going to be playing the actress who was playing the part.” She added that it would be a “dream come true” to earn a seventh Emmy nomination. Watch our interview with Sarah Paulson.
Paulson is coming off of an amazing year on the awards front for “The People v. O.J. Simpson.” She made TV history by taking home the Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG, Critics’ Choice and TCA Awards all within the same year. “Even though it actually happened to me, it sounds like it’s happening to someone else and my palms are sweaty,” Paulson laughs in our webchat.
Take a look at Paulson’s Emmy history so far, and then vote in our poll to let us know whether you think her streak will continue with “American Horror Story: Roanoke.”
2012: Best Supporting Actress as Nicolle Wallace on “Game Change”; lost to Jessica Lange (“American Horror Story: Murder House”)
2013: Best Supporting Actress as Lana Winters on “American Horror Story: Asylum”; lost to Ellen Burstyn (“Political Animals”)
2014: Best Actress as Cordelia Foxx on “American Horror Story: Coven”; lost to Jessica Lange (“American Horror Story: Coven”)
2015: Best Supporting Actress as Bette & Dot Tattler on “American Horror Story: Freak Show”; lost to Regina King (“American Crime”)
2016: Best Supporting Actress as Sally McKenna & Billie Dean Howard on “American Horror Story: Hotel”; lost to Regina King (“American Crime”)
2016: Won Best Actress as Marcia Clark on “The People v. O.J. Simpson”
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