Women of Hollywood South, "Coven" co-stars, win Emmy awards
The women of Hollywood South brought home Emmy awards Monday night, with wins for Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates, two of the stars of the locally-produced 'American Horror Story: Coven.'
'American Horror Story: Coven,' the horror series which airs on the FX cable channel and is filmed on location in and around New Orleans, was one of several Louisiana productions nominated for a prime time Emmy.
It won two awards for members of its cast: Jessica Lange won the Emmy award for outstanding lead actress and Bates, for outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or movie.
Both women thanked the show's New Orleans crew during their acceptance speeches, with Bates specifically mentioning the local crew and thanking them for the 'grueling hours' they put in to work on the show on location here. Two other 'Coven' stars, Sarah Paulson and Frances Conroy, were also nominated for actress and supporting actress, respectively.
'American Horror Story: Coven' did not take home the trophy for best miniseries or movie, however, with 'Fargo' winning in that category. It also edged out the Louisiana-filmed 'Bonnie & Clyde' and the HBO series 'Treme.' The show was also overlooked in the writing category, with co-creators David Simon and Eric Overmyer losing to Steven Moffat for 'Sherlock: His Last Vow.'
Another local favorite, the Louisiana-filmed 'True Detective,' was edged out in the best drama category and in the best actor contest, by 'Breaking Bad.' Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, who got laughs as presenters during the Emmy telecast, were both nominated for their roles in 'Detective,' but lost to 'Breaking Bad' star Bryan Cranston. 'True Detective' did earn a directing award for Cary Joji Funkunaga, however.
Another local nominee 'Top Chef: New Orleans' also lost out for Outstanding Reality Competition, by CBS' 'The Amazing Race.'
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