via press release:
FX NETWORKS’ 45 EMMY® AWARD NOMINATIONS SETS A BASIC CABLE RECORD
FOR THE MOST NOMINATIONS IN A SINGLE YEAR
18 Noms for the Miniseries Fargo Is the Most Ever for an FX Program
American Horror Story: Coven Snags 17 Noms, Bringing the
AHS Miniseries Franchise Total to 54 Nominations Over Its Three Installments
Louie Takes Home 5 Nominations Including Outstanding Comedy Series for the
Second Consecutive Year; It Remains the Only Basic Cable Comedy
Ever Nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series
Archer Earns Its First Nomination for Outstanding Animated Series
LOS ANGELES, July 10, 2014 – FX Networks received a total of 45 Primetime Emmy Award nominations this morning, setting a basic cable record for the highest total nominations in a single year.
FX Networks’ 45 nominations surpassed its previous high of 26 in 2013, and its total ranks as the fourth most nominations of any network this year, behind HBO (99), CBS (47), and NBC (46).
John Landgraf, CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions said, “We’re grateful to the many gifted artists who make FX’s programming and congratulate them on their well-deserved Emmy nominations today. We also thank the Television Academy members for their recognition of that work.”
In the program categories, Louie received its second consecutive nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series, Fargo and American Horror Story: Coven were nominated for Outstanding Miniseries, and Archer received its first-ever nomination for Outstanding Animated Series. In total, seven FX series received Emmy recognition and 11 of the 45 nominations came in the acting categories.
Leading the way for FX was the miniseries Fargo, which scored 18 nominations, the most ever for an FX program. Major nominations include Outstanding Miniseries, Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or Movie for Executive Producer Noah Hawley, Outstanding Lead Actor nominations for Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman, Outstanding Supporting Actor for Colin Hanks, Outstanding Supporting Actress for newcomer Allison Tolman, and two Outstanding Directing noms, one for Adam Bernstein and one for Colin Bucksey.
The American Horror Story franchise continues to be an Emmy magnet, as the latest incarnation, American Horror Story: Coven received 17 nominations, including Outstanding Miniseries. Other major nominations for Coven include Executive Producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk for Outstanding Writing, Jessica Lange and Sarah Paulson for Outstanding Lead Actress, Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates and Frances Conroy for Outstanding Supporting Actress, and Alfonso Gomez-Rejon for Outstanding Directing.
The three incarnations of AHS - American Horror Story, American Horror Story: Asylum, and American Horror Story: Coven - each have received 17 nominations, bringing the franchise total to 51 nominations.
The critically acclaimed and award winning comedy series Louie continues to be beloved by Emmy voters as the show received a total of five nominations including Outstanding Comedy Series for the second consecutive year. Creator/Showrunner/Star Louis C.K. received his fourth consecutive Emmy nomination in the categories of Outstanding Lead Actor and Outstanding Writing, and his third consecutive nomination in the category of Outstanding Directing for Louie. The show also received its first-ever nomination for Outstanding Casting.
SEE THE COMPLETE LIST OF FX NETWORKS’ NOMINEES ON THE FOLLOWING PAGES.
About FX Networks
FX Networks, a business unit of 21 Century Fox, is comprised of FX, FXM and FXX. Launched in June of 1994, FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel, which is carried in more than 97 million homes. Its diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas, including Sons of Anarchy, Justified, The Americans, The Bridge, Tyrant and the highly anticipated drama The Strain (July 13, 2014); critically-acclaimed miniseries Fargo and American Horror Story; and the acclaimed hit comedy series Louie, Archer and the upcoming Married (July 17, 2014), You’re the Worst (July 17, 2014), The Comedians (2015) and Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (2015). Its library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any commercial television network. FX's roster of acquired hit series includes Two and a Half Men, Anger Management and, coming in 2014, Mike & Molly. FXM (formerly Fox Movie Channel) was launched in October of 1994 and is now carried in more than 50 million homes. Its schedule features classic films during the day, and contemporary box office hits and acclaimed, award-winning films in the evening, as well as short-form award-winning original programming. FXX launched on September 2, 2013 in 72 million homes with a schedule that features original series, movies, and acquired series. The channel is anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Wilfred and the upcoming Man Seeking Woman (2015) and The Tracey Morgan Project. Over the next several years, FX, FXX and FXM will undergo an ambitious programming expansion, with the three networks combining to deliver more than 25 original scripted series.