Emmy cruelly snubs Evan Peters as ‘American Horror Story: Cult’ scares up 7 nominations including Sarah Paulson, Adina Porter

Despite pleas from fans and critics alike, Evan Peters was not able to secure an Emmy nomination for his role as blue-haired cult leader Kai Anderson on “American Horror Story: Cult.” While the 31-year-old actor has been with the show since Day 1, the Emmys still have yet to reward his talent. However, this seventh installment of FX’s anthology series did manage to scare up seven total noms: Best Movie/Mini Actress for Sarah Paulson, Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actress for Adina Porter, Best Hairstyling, Best Non-Prosthetic Makeup, Best Prosthetic Makeup, Best Production Design and Best Sound Editing.

Besides Kai, Peters also took on such real-life monsters as Charles Manson, Marshall Applewhite, David Koresh and Jim Jones, plus Jesus and Andy Warhol during “AHS: Cult.” Peters told us recently that he heavily researched cults in order to immerse himself as much as he could into all those characters. While his hard work ended up being rewarded with a bid at the Critics’ Choice Awards, he was snubbed on Emmy nominations morning. Perhaps he’ll have better luck with “American Horror Story” Season 8 for his role as a comedic hairstylist?

Paulson portrayed Ally Mayfair-Richards in “Cult,” a wife and mother whose many phobias returned after Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election. Throughout the course of the season Ally joined Kai’s murderous cult and then eventually claimed her power back when she ran for government office. This is Paulson’s fifth nomination for the “AHS” franchise after previously being recognized for “Asylum,” “Coven,” “Freak Show” and “Hotel.” She won an Emmy in 2016 for “The People v. O.J. Simpson” and was first nominated in 2012 for “Game Change.”

Porter, who joined the “American Horror Story” family last season with “Roanoke,” has now earned her first career Emmy nomination for playing reporter/cult member Beverly Hope. The versatile actress is also known for her roles on “True Blood,” “The Newsroom” and “The 100.”

Will “American Horror Story: Cult” continue the franchise’s winning streak at the Emmys? The first half-dozen installments took home a total of 16 trophies over the past six years. Here’s the list of “AHS” Emmy wins so far:

“American Horror Story: Murder House” (2012)
Best Supporting Actress for Jessica Lange
Best Hairstyling

“American Horror Story: Asylum” (2013)
Best Supporting Actor for James Cromwell
Best Sound Editing

“American Horror Story: Coven” (2014)
Best Actress for Jessica Lange
Best Supporting Actress for Kathy Bates
Best Costumes
Best Hairstyling

“American Horror Story: Freak Show” (2015)
Best Costumes
Best Hairstyling
Best Non-Prosthetic Makeup
Best Prosthetic Makeup
Best Supporting Visual Effects

“American Horror Story: Hotel” (2016)
Best Contemporary Costumes
Best Non-Prosthetic Makeup

“American Horror Story: Roanoke” (2017)
Best Prosthetic Makeup

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