October 19, 2014 at 7:26 pm #337742
The Emmys are still many months away, but that won’t stop us from trying to influence the race!
Now that we’ve seen a couple episodes of “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” do you think Sarah Paulson should submit in the Supporting category or in the Lead race? What is her BEST chance at a win?
As a refresher, Paulson was nominated as Supporting Actress for Season 2 “Asylum” and as Lead Actress for Season 3 “Coven.”
Vote in the poll and PLEASE leave us your comments below.
Thanks!October 19, 2014 at 8:40 pm #337744
I think it’s too early to say where Sarah Paulson should submit. It’s only been two episodes. But her best chance of a win would be supporting because Frances McDormand will be in lead for Olive Kitteridge. She’s already received raves for her performance. That miniseries in general is going to be a major Critics-Globe-SAG-Emmy player.October 19, 2014 at 8:42 pm #337745
I think that she will go lead because it is the clearer path to a nomination, but she could actually win supporting.October 19, 2014 at 10:45 pm #337746
If she was considered lead for Coven of all things then I guess yes. She should have gone lead for Asylum but supporting last year. Yeah I think as more episodes start to unravel we’ll see. We do open the series with her and are following her story and Elsa’s so I guess lead would fit.October 20, 2014 at 12:49 am #337747
The discussion is fairly meaningless without the whole season. She could be a shock midseason death for all we know.October 20, 2014 at 5:48 am #337748
If she wants to win, she shoud go Supporting.October 20, 2014 at 6:00 am #337749
If she wants to win, she shoud go Supporting.
Ditto!October 20, 2014 at 6:26 am #337750
I didn’t even think she would go lead last season so I think she might do it again next year.
And when Jessica Lange leaves, why not just promote Sarah Paulson as the main star of the show?October 20, 2014 at 6:51 am #337751
Who knows? We have to watch the rest of the seasonOctober 20, 2014 at 7:48 am #337752
I am thinking that Paulson will be the only lead this season, because I have a feeling that Lange will get killed off in the middle of the season. Lange is still very much the queen of the cast, but Ryan Murphy did imply her role would be slightly reduced this season, so a shocker of a death in Lange is something very different that could work.
But I really want Paulson to win, and if she goes Supporting (which I don’t think she should be in), she will have a huge advantage because she is essentially playing two characters. I say Paulson should go where she has the best chance to win. It all depends on the material she is given in the next two or three episodes, because as we saw this year with Bates’ win, voters probably are only watching the first few episodes (which explains why Bates, who was excellent in the first few episodes, won over Frances Conroy, who was even better in later episodes)October 20, 2014 at 8:03 am #337753
Lead Actress – Miniseries/Movie
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story
In previous Emmy seasons, Sarah Paulson has competed in the miniseries/movie supporting actress category, particularly for American Horror Story for which she was nominated last year. But this year, she stepped up to lead going to toe-to-toe in the category with her friend Jessica Lange from the show. Why the switch? “Well, when it comes down to it, I’m the supreme being. I don’t think supreme beings compete in supporting.” quipped the actress. But seriously her witch turned out to be the supreme being on AHS: Coven last season. In all seriousness, Paulson explains, “It was a combination of factors for the category change. FX and Ryan Murphy believed I should go for it.”October 20, 2014 at 9:00 am #337754
I really want Paulson to win, and if she goes Supporting (which I don’t think she should be in)
When will people get over the perceived hierarchy of a Lead award over a Supporting one?October 20, 2014 at 9:07 am #337755
I know it’s early, but her twins seem like the focal point of the season. Her past category placements are no help, because on the one hand, if she was supporting in Asylum then she can just as well go supporting for this, but on the other hand, if she were a lead in Coven then she certainly seems like a lead here. Lead will make her less likely to be overshadowed by her scene-stealing castmates, as probably Bassett, Bates, Conroy, Roberts (if she ever shows up!), and possibly Lange will be in supporting.October 20, 2014 at 9:08 am #337756
[quote=”EmmyFan123″]I really want Paulson to win, and if she goes Supporting (which I don’t think she should be in)
When will people get over the perceived hierarchy of a Lead award over a Supporting one?[/quote]
Its got absolutely nothing to do with superiority or any hierarchy – its just Paulson is the lead in my opinion. If the story wasn’t told through her eyes essentially and be about her experiences, then I would say she is supporting. Plain and simple. Nothing to do with any perceived hierarchy. In fact, I wholeheartedly agree that supporting players are just as important as lead actors.October 20, 2014 at 9:38 am #337757
Its got absolutely nothing to do with superiority or any hierarchy – its just Paulson is the lead in my opinion. If the story wasn’t told through her eyes essentially and be about her experiences, then I would say she is supporting. Plain and simple. Nothing to do with any perceived hierarchy. In fact, I wholeheartedly agree that supporting players are just as important as lead actors.
You want Paulson to win. But preferably in the lead category. This year she is not getting through McDormand. The level of praise Frances has received already means that should could theoretically return in the Best Actress category for a second Oscar. For another project of course. But Paulson can be argued and angled either way for an awards campaign. And with the Emmys you have several chances to win or be nominated.