Sarah Paulson‘s Emmy streak has come to an end. The 2017 Emmy nominations were announced Thursday, July 13 and the “American Horror Story: Roanoke” scene-stealer was snubbed for the first time in six years. (See the Top 51 Emmy snubs.) Despite having the support of fans and experts, Emmy voters forgot about Paulson and the entire “AHS” cast this year including Kathy Bates, Adina Porter and Cuba Gooding Jr.
But honestly, Paulson doesn’t have anything to worry about. She’s coming off of a historic year on the awards front for playing Marcia Clark on “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” for which she took home the Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG, Critics’ Choice and TCA Awards. Not too shabby!
This is actually the first time “American Horror Story” has been snubbed in the acting races at the Emmys, a setback that’s partly thanks to showrunner Ryan Murphy‘s new limited series “Feud: Bette and Joan.” This FX project was such a success that it dominated the Emmys with a whopping 18 nominations including six for acting: Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon in lead, and Judy Davis, Jackie Hoffman, Alfred Molina and Stanley Tucci in supporting.
“American Horror Story: Roanoke” only scored four Emmy nominations this year: Best Hairstyling, Best Non-Prosthetic Makeup, Best Prosthetic Makeup and Best Sound Editing. Will the popular show add anymore trophies to its overall total of 15 wins over the past five years?
Paulson was competing in the ultra-competitive Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actress race for “AHS: Roanoke.” Besides Davis and Hoffman, the other four Emmy nominees in this category are Laura Dern (“Big Little Lies”), Regina King (“American Crime”), Michelle Pfeiffer (“The Wizard of Lies”) and Shailene Woodley (“Big Little Lies”). See complete list of 2017 Emmy nominations.
Below, take a look at Sarah Paulson’s Emmy history so far, including her six nominations and one victory:
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”