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  • Tom O’Neil
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    In honor of American Horror Story’s entry this year, let’s compile a list of past example of the horror genre at the Emmys.

    Below, some examples in the mini and drama
    series races (don’t know if CSI counts, but some eppys are supernatural, of
    course). Note – none of them ever won.

    What about acting categories?

     

    MINISERIES

    The Shining (1997) – Lost
    to Prime Suspect 5

    The Stand (1994) – Lost to
    Prime Suspect 3


     

    DRAMA
    SERIES

    Dexter (2011, 2010, 2009,
    2008)

    True Blood
    (2010)

    CSI (2004, 2003,
    2003)

    X-Files (1998, 1997, 1996,
    1995)

    Twin Peaks
    (1990)

    Twilight Zone
    (1961)

    Alfred Hitchcock Presents
    (1959, 1958)

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    If The Twilight Zone is in, then I’d add Rod Serling’s Night Gallery, nominated for Outstanding Single Program – Drama or Comedy in 1971, and Steven Spielberg Presents Amazing Stories, which wasn’t nominated in the Program category, but did win 5 Emmys, including for John Lithgow for Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series for his performance in “The Doll” in 1986. In addition to the nods for performers from Dexter, True Blood, CSI, The X-Files, and Twin Peaks, Tales from the Crypt also got acting nods for Tim Curry, Kirk Douglas, and William Hickey, The Outer Limits got acting nods for Beau Bridges and Amanda Plummer, and Millennium got an acting nod for Charles Nelson Reilly. Other than the win for Plummer and The X-Files wins for Anderson and Boyle, I believe Lithgow is the only horror acting winner (made doubly interesting with his win for Dexter). Counting daytime, you could add Dark Shadows, which got an acting nod for Joan Bennett in 1968.

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    There’s The Walking Dead, obviously, though the Academy’s response was lukewarm. Buffy the Vampire Slayer was mostly nominated in the technical categories as well but managed a writing nomination for “Hush” (a rare example of horror being recognized there – even Dexter has never been nominated for writing).

    As for miniseries and movies, It and Salem’s Lot received nominations in technical categories. A couple of genre/sci-fi miniseries have been nominated for Outstanding Miniseries, such as The 4400, The Andromeda Strain and Tin Man. Taken (or “Steven Spielberg’s Taken,” as it was promoted) actually managed to win.

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    I didn’t see it, don’t know if it counts, but Sigourney Weaver got nominated for Snow White a Tale of Terror. 

    Was it a tale of terror? I just remembered the name and thought it could count…

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    I didn’t see it, don’t know if it counts, but Sigourney Weaver got nominated for Snow White a Tale of Terror. 

    Was it a tale of terror? I just remembered the name and thought it could count…

    Ah, yes, that one definitely counts!

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    CSI never had anything supernatural! It’s not The X-Files which fits. This is worse than when you labeled CSI sci-fi!!

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    My fave horror series is Dark Shadows.

    The lame 1991 prime time series outing received an Emmy for for hair and a nod for costumes.

    The classic daytime soap was nominated at the prime time Emmys in 1968 for Joan Bennett’s performance as the grand dame Elizabeth Collins Stoddard.

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