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It’s no secret that horror – and horror-tinged – movies and TV shows often get overlooked when it comes time to hand out the big awards. Well, that’s not necessarily the case here, as several deserving shows received nominations for the 70th annual Emmy Awards.
Leading the horror pack is Stranger Things season 2, which earned a nod for best drama series, and for directing and writing. It also received nominations for Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) and David Harbour (Hopper) in the supporting actress and actor categories.
Meanwhile, FX’s long-running anthology series American Horror Story earned two nods for its Cult season, one for lead actress Sarah Paulson and one for supporting actress Adina Porter. Sadly, Evan Peters’ terrific work as multiple characters was snubbed.
Next up is Netflix’s creepy sci-fi anthology Black Mirror, which seems to gain in acclaim with each passing season. The episode USS Callister was nominated for best TV movie, while its lead Jesse Plemons was recognized for best actor in a TV movie or limited series.
Finally, there’s Showtime’s Twin Peaks revival, which proved quite divisive among fans, with some despising it and others hailing it as a masterpiece. Twin Peaks received two nominations, one for director David Lynch and the other for writers Lynch and Mark Frost.