Despite FX's American Horror Story taking a huge dip in Emmy nominations for its most recent Hotel season, the show did walk away with multiple wins this past weekend.
The Creative Arts Emmys were held Saturday and Sunday, awarding the best in various technical fields like costumes, makeup, production design and sound. American Horror Story: Hotel was nominated for six technical awards and ultimately won two Emmys.
Hotel won the Emmy for Outstanding Costumes for a Contemporary Series, Limited Series or Movie as well as Outstanding Make-up for a Limited Series or Movie (Non-Prosthetic). The series was also nominated for Hairstyling, Prosthetic Make-up, Production Design and Sound Editing, but lost all of them to other shows.
We are now heading into the main Emmy ceremony set to air live on ABC this Sunday, but Hotel is only represented in one category: Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. Kathy Bates and Sarah Paulson are nominated in this category for their performances as Iris and Sally McKenna, respectively. It remains to be seen if either actress will win the Emmy, though based on the lack of nominations elsewhere, their chances might be small.
This is the first time American Horror Story isn't nominated for Outstanding Limited Series, receiving nominations for each of the first four seasons. The series has also received a large number of acting nominations in previous seasons, including three for Murder House (Connie Britton, Jessica Lange, Denis O'Hare), four for Asylum (Lange, Paulson, James Cromwell, Zachary Quinto), five for Coven (Lange, Paulson, Bates, Angela Bassett, Frances Conroy) and six for Freak Show (Lange, Paulson, Bates, Bassett, O'Hare, Finn Wittrock)
The Primetime Emmys will air Sunday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on ABC. Additionally, American Horror Story season 6 is set to premiere Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.