Sorry, Adina Porter and Sarah Paulson — the true MVP of “American Horror Story: Roanoke” is Kathy Bates, say 46% of our readers who voted in our Season 6 poll. In “AHS: Roanoke,” which concluded Wednesday night on FX, Bates portrayed fictitious actress Agnes Mary Winstead whose career hit its pinnacle when she played The Butcher in the show-within-the-show, “My Roanoke Nightmare.” Do you agree or disagree with our readers’ opinions?
Bates won the Best Actress Oscar for “Misery” (1990) for playing one of the scariest characters in film history, and now she may have found an even meatier role in The Butcher. Since joining FX’s frightening “AHS” franchise in 2013, Bates has been nominated at the Emmys for three different roles: Madame Delphine LaLaurie in “Coven,” Ethel Darling in “Freak Show” and Iris in “Hotel.”
It’s likely she will earn another Emmy nomination next year, especially considering her favorable history with the TV academy. As of this writing she’s been nominated for 14 Emmys throughout her career and won twice: Best Comedy Guest Actress for “Two and a Half Men” (2012) and Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actress for “American Horror Story: Coven” (2014).
Besides Kathy Bates, our readers also praised “Roanoke” scene-stealers Adina Porter and Sarah Paulson. Porter scored 38% in our poll, coming in second place for playing the real Lee Harris. And Paulson earned 15% for taking on three different characters in “Roanoke”: actress Audrey Tindall, the re-enactment version of Shelby Miller, and “AHS: Asylum” alum Lana Winters.
Do you think Bates is Emmy-bound for her work on “AHS: Roanoke”? What did you think of the Season 6 finale? And what are your ideas for Season 7 of “American Horror Story”? Be sure to sound off in the comments section below or in our TV forums.
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