Horror has notoriously always been something of a blind spot for awards shows, but both “Stranger Things” and “American Horror Story” typically manage to break through and proudly represent the genre at such ceremonies. The 2018 Emmy Awards nominations were just announced and not surprisingly, both shows are up for awards.
“Stranger Things” leads the pack with a handful of nominations…
- Outstanding Drama Series
- Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series – Chapter 9, “The Gate”
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – David Harbour
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Millie Bobby Brown
- Outstanding Sound Editing in a Comedy or Drama Series – Chapter 8, “The Mind Flayer”
- Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series – Chapter 9, “The Gate”
- Outstanding Special Visual Effects – Chapter 9, “The Gate”
- Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
- Outstanding Cinematography for a Single Camera Series – Chapter 1, “Mad Max”
- Outstanding Single Camera Editing for a Drama Series – Chapter 9, “The Gate”
- Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series – Chapter 8, “The Mind Flayer”
- Outstanding Music Supervision – “Trick or Treat, Freak”
“American Horror Story: Cult” isn’t far behind with several of its own noms…
- Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie – Sarah Paulson
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie – Adina Porter
- Outstanding Sound Editing – “Great Again”
- Outstanding Hairstyling for a Limited Series or Movie
- Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program
- Outstanding Makeup for a Limited Series or Movie
- Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Limited Series or Movie
Also worth noting that the revival of David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” landed a handful of nominations, including Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series and Outstanding Directing.
The 70th annual Emmys will air on September 17.