List of awards and nominations received by American Horror Story

List of awards and nominations received by American Horror Story
Awards won 39
Nominations 136

American Horror Story is a horror genre television franchise created and produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. Described as an anthology series, each season is conceived as a self-contained miniseries, following a disparate set of characters and settings, and a storyline with its own "beginning, middle, and end".[1]

The first season, subsequently re-titled American Horror Story: Murder House, takes place in the present day and follows the story of a family that moves into a home haunted by its former occupants. The second season, titled American Horror Story: Asylum, takes place in 1964 and follows the stories of the inhabitants of an institution for the criminally insane. The third season, titled American Horror Story: Coven, takes place in the 1800s and present day and follows the battle between witches and voodoo practitioners.[2]

The series is broadcast on the cable television channel FX in the United States. The first season premiered on October 5, 2011, and concluded on December 21, 2011. The second season premiered on October 17, 2012 and concluded on January 23, 2013. The third season premiered on October 9, 2013 and will conclude on January 29, 2014.[3][4][5]

As of April 2014, American Horror Story has been nominated for a total of 134 awards, winning 39. Actress Jessica Lange has won the most awards of the franchise, including the Primetime Emmy Award, the Golden Globe Award, and the Screen Actors Guild Award for her performance.[6][7][8]

American Film Institute Awards

Year Category Nominated artist/work Result
2012 Top Ten TV Program American Horror Story: Asylum Won

Art Directors Guild Awards

Year Category Nominated artist/work Result
2012 Excellence in Production Design – One-Hour Single Camera Television Series Mark Worthington (for "Murder House") Nominated
2013 Excellence in Production Design – Television Movie or Mini-Series Mark Worthington (for "I Am Anne Frank, Part 2") Won
2014 Mark Worthington (for "Bitchcraft") Nominated

Critics' Choice Television Awards

Year Category Nominated artist/work Result
2012 Best Movie/Miniseries American Horror Story Nominated
Best Actress in a Miniseries/Movie Jessica Lange Nominated
2013 Nominated
Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries/Movie Zachary Quinto Won
James Cromwell Nominated
Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries/Movie Sarah Paulson Won
Lily Rabe Nominated
Best Movie/Miniseries American Horror Story: Asylum Nominated
2014 American Horror Story: Coven Nominated
Best Actress in a Miniseries/Movie Jessica Lange Won
Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries/Movie Kathy Bates Nominated

Directors Guild of America Awards

Year Category Nominated artist/work Result
2012 Outstanding Directing – Television Film or Miniseries Michael Rymer (for "Dark Cousin") Nominated

Emmy Awards

In 2012, American Horror Story was nominated for 17 Primetime Emmy Awards, more than any other show (excluding Mad Men which also had 17 nominations). In 2013, the second season called American Horror Story: Asylum was nominated for 17 Primetime Emmy Awards, more than any other show. In 2014, the third season called American Horror Story: Coven was nominated for 17 Primetime Emmy Awards.
Year Category Nominated artist/work Result
2012 Primetime Emmy Awards
Outstanding Miniseries or Movie American Horror Story Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Connie Britton Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie Denis O'Hare Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Jessica Lange Won
Frances Conroy Nominated
Creative Arts Emmy Awards
Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or Movie Mark Worthington, Edward L. Rubin and Ellen Brill (for "Open House") Nominated
Beth Rubino, Charles M. Lagola and Ellen Brill (for "Pilot") Nominated
Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special Robert Ulrich and Eric Dawson Nominated
Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special Chrisi Karvonides and Conan Castro Nominated
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or Movie Fabienne Bouville Nominated
Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries or Movie Monte C. Haught, Samantha Wade, Melanie Verkins, Natalie Driscoll and Michelle Ceglia Won
Outstanding Main Title Design Kyle WJ Cooper, Juan Ruiz Anchia, Gabriel Diaz and Ryan Murphy Nominated
Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries or Movie Eryn Krueger Mekash, Kim Ayers, Silvina Knight and D. Garen Tolkin Nominated
Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie, or Special Eryn Krueger Mekash, Hiroshi Yada, Michael Mekash, Christopher Nelson, Kim Ayers, Christien Tinsley and Jason Hamer Nominated
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special Gary Megregian, David Klotz, Steve M. Stuhr, Jason Krane, Jason Lezama, Timothy Cleveland, Bruce Tanis, Simon Coke, Zane Bruce, Jeff Gunn and Lance Wiseman Nominated
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or Movie Sean Rush, Joe Earle and Doug Andham Nominated
Outstanding Stunt Coordination Tim Davison Nominated
2013 Primetime Emmy Awards
Outstanding Miniseries or Movie American Horror Story: Asylum Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Jessica Lange Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie James Cromwell Won
Zachary Quinto Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Sarah Paulson Nominated
Creative Arts Emmy Awards
Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries Or Movie Michael Goi (for "I Am Anne Frank, Part 2") Nominated
Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or Movie Mark Worthington, Andrew Murdock and Ellen Brill (for "I Am Anne Frank, Part 2") Nominated
Mark Worthington, Edward L. Rubin and Ellen Brill (for "Welcome to Briarcliff") Nominated
Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special Robert Ulrich and Eric Dawson Nominated
Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special Chrisi Karvonides and Conan Castro (for "Madness Ends") Nominated
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or Movie Fabienne Bouville (for "Nor'easter") Nominated
Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries or Movie Monte C. Haught, Janis Clark, Stacey K. Black, Natalie Driscoll and Michelle Ceglia Nominated
Outstanding Main Title Design Kyle WJ Cooper, Juan Ruiz Anchia, Kate Berry and Ryan Murphy Nominated
Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries or Movie Eryn Krueger Mekash, Kim Ayers, Silvina Knight and John Elliot Nominated
Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie, or Special Eryn Krueger Mekash, Mike Mekash, Hiroshi Yada, Christopher Nelson, Kim Ayers, Silvina Knight, Christien Tinsley and Jason Hamer Nominated
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special Gary Megregian, Steve M. Stuhr, Jason Krane, Christian Buenaventura, Timothy A. Cleveland, David Klotz, Andrew Dawson and Noel Vought (for "Welcome to Briarcliff") Won
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or Movie Sean Rush, Joe Earle and Doug Andham (for "Welcome to Briarcliff") Nominated
2014 Primetime Emmy Awards
Outstanding Miniseries American Horror Story: Coven Nominated
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Jessica Lange Won
Sarah Paulson Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie Frances Conroy Nominated
Kathy Bates Won
Angela Bassett Nominated
Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk (for "Bitchcraft") Nominated
Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special Alfonso Gomez-Rejon (for "Bitchcraft") Nominated
Creative Arts Emmy Awards
Outstanding Art Direction for a Period Series, Miniseries or a Movie Mark Worthington, Andrew Murdock and Ellen Brill Nominated
Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special Robert Ulrich, Eric Dawson and Meagan Lewis Nominated
Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special Lou Eyrich, Elizabeth Macey and Ken Van Duyne (for "Bitchcraft") Won
Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries or Movie Monte C. Haught, Michelle Ceglia, Yolanda Mercadel and Daina Daigle Won
Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries or Movie Eryn Krueger Mekash, Kim Ayers, Vicki Vacca, Mike Mekash, Christopher Nelson and Lucy O'Reilly Nominated
Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie, or Special Eryn Krueger Mekash, Mike Mekash, Christien Tinsley, Jason Hamer, Christopher Nelson, David L. Anderson, Cristina Patterson and Rob Freitas Nominated
Outstanding Music Composition For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special James S. Levine (for "The Seven Wonders") Nominated
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Special Gary Megregian, David Klotz, Timothy A. Cleveland, Paul Diller, Brian Thomas Nist, Steve M. Stuhr, Lance Wiseman and Noel Vought (for "Fearful Pranks Ensue") Nominated
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or Movie Bruce Litecky, Joe Earle and Doug Andham (for "Fearful Pranks Ensue ") Nominated

GLAAD Media Awards

Year Category Nominated artist/work Result
2013 Outstanding TV Movie or Mini-Series[9] American Horror Story: Asylum Won

Golden Globe Awards

Year Category Nominated artist/work Result
2012 Best Television Series – Drama American Horror Story Nominated
Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries, or Television Film Jessica Lange Won
2013 Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film Nominated
2014 Nominated
Best Miniseries or Television Film American Horror Story: Coven Nominated

Horror Writers Association

Year Category Nominated artist/work Result
2011 Superior Achievement in a Screenplay Jessica Sharzer (for "Afterbirth") Won
2012 Tim Minear (for "Dark Cousin") Nominated
2013 Brad Falchuk (for "Spilt Milk") Nominated

Motion Picture Sound Editors Society

Year Category Nominated artist/work Result
2013 Best Sound Editing – Short Form Sound Effects and Foley in TV "Welcome to Briarcliff" Won
2014 Best Sound Editing in Television – Short Form: Dialogue & Adr American Horror Story: Coven Nominated

Online Film & Television Association Awards

Year Category Nominated artist/work Result
2012
[10]
Best Drama Series American Horror Story Nominated
Best Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated
Best Direction in a Drama Series Won
Best Writing in a Drama Series Nominated
Best Music in a Series Won
Best Sound in a Series Nominated
Best Editing in a Series Won
Best Cinematography in a Series Nominated
Best Production Design in a Series Nominated
Best Costume Design in a Series Nominated
Best Makeup/Hairstyling in a Series Nominated
Best Visual Effects in a Series Won
Best New Theme Song in a Series Won
Best New Titles Sequence Won
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Jessica Lange Nominated
2013 Best Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Won
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Zachary Quinto Won
James Cromwell Nominated
Evan Peters Nominated
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Sarah Paulson Won
Lily Rabe Nominated
Best Ensemble in a Motion Picture or Miniseries American Horror Story: Asylum Won
Best Motion Picture or Miniseries Won
Best Direction of a Motion Picture or Miniseries Nominated
Best Writing of a Motion Picture or Miniseries Nominated
Best Music in a Non-Series Won
Best Editing in a Non-Series Won
Best Cinematography in a Non-Series Won
Best Production Design in a Non-Series Won
Best Costume Design in a Non-Series Nominated
Best Makeup/Hairstyling in a Non-Series Nominated
Best Sound in a Non-Series Won
Best Visual Effects in a Non-Series Won
Best New Theme Song in a Non-Series Won
Best New Titles Sequence in a Non-Series Won
2014 Best Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Jessica Lange Nominated
Sarah Paulson Nominated
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture or Miniseries Angela Bassett Nominated
Kathy Bates Won
Frances Conroy Nominated
Lily Rabe Nominated
Gabourey Sidibe Nominated
Best Ensemble in a Motion Picture or Miniseries American Horror Story: Coven Nominated
Best Mini Series Nominated
Best Direction of a Motion Picture or Miniseries Nominated
Best Music in a Non-Series Nominated
Best Editing in a Non-Series Nominated
Best Cinematography in a Non-Series Nominated
Best Production Design in a Non-Series Nominated
Best Costume Design in a Non-Series Won
Best Makeup/Hairstyling in a Non-Series Won
Best Sound in a Non-Series Nominated
Best Visual Effects in a Non-Series Won
Best New Titles Sequence Nominated

Pan-American Association of Film & Television Journalists

The Pan-American Association of Film & Television Journalists was founded in 2011 in Burbank, California, as a non-profit organization to gather film and television journalists all across the Americas. In 2012, the first season won four awards from seven nominations. In 2013, the second season received ten nominations, but the winners were never announced.
Year Category Nominated artist/work Result
2012 Best Miniseries or TV Movie American Horror Story Nominated
Best Main Title Design Won
Best Directing for a Miniseries or TV Movie Ryan Murphy Won
Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie Jessica Lange Won
Best Cast in a Miniseries or TV Movie Dylan McDermott, Connie Britton, Taissa Farmiga, Jessica Lange, Evan Peters and Denis O'Hare Nominated
Best Production Design in a Miniseries or TV Movie Mark Worthington Won
Best Cinematography John B. Aronson and Michael Goi Nominated
2013 Best Miniseries or TV Movie American Horror Story: Asylum Not Announced
Best Lead Actress in Miniseries or TV Movie Jessica Lange Not Announced
Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie James Cromwell Not Announced
Zachary Quinto Not Announced
Best Supporting Actress in a TV Movie Miniseries Sarah Paulson Not Announced
Best Cast in a Miniseries or TV Movie Zachary Quinto, Joseph Fiennes, Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Lizzie Brocheré, James Cromwell and Jessica Lange Not Announced
Best Directing for a Miniseries or TV Movie Michael Rymer (for "Dark Cousin") Not Announced
Best Writing for a Miniseries or TV Movie Brad Falchuk (for "I Am Anne Frank, Part 2") Not Announced
Best Artistic/Visual Achievement in a Miniseries or TV Movie Michael Goi (cinematography), Mark Worthington (production design), Andrew Murdock (art direction), Elen Brill (set decoration), Monte C. Haught (hair) and Lou Eyrich (costumes) (for "I Am Anne Frank, Part 2") Not Announced
Best Technical Achievement in a Miniseries or TV Movie Stewart Schill (film editing), Jason Piccioni (visual effects) and John Bauman (sound mixing) (for "Madness Ends") Not Announced

People's Choice Awards

Year Category Nominated artist/work Result
2014 Favorite TV Movie/Miniseries[11] American Horror Story: Coven Won

Producers Guild of America

Year Category Nominated artist/work Result
2013 Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television[12] Brad Buecker, Dante Di Loreto, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Chip Vucelich and Alexis Martin Woodall (for American Horror Story) Nominated
2014 Brad Buecker, Dante Di Loreto, Brad Falchuk, Ryan Murphy, Chip Vucelich and Alexis Martin Woodall (for American Horror Story: Asylum) Nominated

Satellite Awards

Year Category Nominated artist/work Result
2011 Special Achievement Award: Outstanding Performance in a TV Series Jessica Lange Won
Best Genre Series American Horror Story Won
2012 American Horror Story: Asylum Nominated
Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries, or Television Film Evan Peters Nominated
2013 Best Genre Series American Horror Story: Coven Nominated
Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film Jessica Lange Nominated
Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Kathy Bates Nominated

Saturn Awards

Year Category Nominated artist/work Result
2012 Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series American Horror Story Nominated
Best Actor on Television Dylan McDermott Nominated
Best Supporting Actress on Television Frances Conroy Nominated
Best Guest Actor on Television Zachary Quinto Nominated
Best Actress on Television Jessica Lange Nominated
2013 Sarah Paulson Nominated
Best Supporting Actress on Television Jessica Lange Nominated
Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series American Horror Story: Asylum Nominated
2014 American Horror Story: Coven Nominated
Best Actress on Television Jessica Lange Nominated
Best Supporting Actress on Television Kathy Bates Nominated
Best Guest Star on Television Danny Huston Nominated

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Year Category Nominated artist/work Result
2012 Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Jessica Lange Won
2013 Nominated
2014 Nominated

TCA Awards

Year Category Nominated artist/work Result
2012 Individual Achievement in Drama Jessica Lange Nominated
2013 Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials American Horror Story: Asylum Nominated

Young Artist Awards

Year Category Nominated artist/work Result
2014 Best Performance in a TV Series - Guest Starring Young Actor 11-13[13] Toby Nichols Nominated

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