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2014 Primetime Emmys: American Horror Story: Coven Leads the Horror Pack with 17 Nominations

While we try to figure out why the Emmys exist when incredible actors like "Hannibal's" Mads Mikkelsen and "Orphan Black's" Tatiana Maslany are snubbed, we do want to congratulate this year's few horror nominees, especially "American Horror Story: Coven" with 17 nods.

Below are the horror highlights. For the full rundown of all the talented nominees, visit the official Emmys website, and be sure to watch the live broadcast of the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on NBC on Monday, August 25th, at 8:00 Pm Et/5:00 Pm Pt.

Also notable, if not quite horror, are "Game of Thrones" with 19 nominations (including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Directing for Neil Marshall, Outstanding Supporting Actor for Peter Dinklage, and Outstanding Supporting Actress for Lena Headey) and "True Detective" with 12 (including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actor for both Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey).

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A
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American Horror Story Leads 2012 Emmy Nominations

Well, this is a shocker: "American Horror Story" has tied "Mad Men" to lead the nominees for 2012 Emmys with 17 nominations each. It did so in the category of "Miniseries or Movie" rather than "Drama Series", but we'll take it. Read on to learn what other genre shows are in the running - yes, "The Walking Dead" makes an appearance!

For the full rundown of all the talented nominees, visit the official Emmys website, and be sure to watch the live broadcast of the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards on ABC on Sunday, September 23rd, at 7:00 Pm Et/4:00 Pm Pt.

Outstanding Drama Series

"Game Of Thrones" • HBO • Bighead, Littlehead, Generator Productions, Television 360, and Grok Television in association with HBO Entertainment

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan

"Dexter" • Showtime • Showtime Presents, John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company, Devilina Productions

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A
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2009 Emmys Light on Horror Nominations

Despite being nominated for Best Drama and having its star Anna Paquin win Best Actress in a TV Drama at this year's Golden Globes, "True Blood" was shut out of the major categories for the 2009 Emmy Awards, which announced its nominees earlier today. But that's not to say it, and a few other genre-related shows, won't be showing up at the party.

Here's a list of the horror-tinged shows that were recognized (with a few others whose fanbase includes a lot of our readers thrown in for good measure):

Outstanding Art Direction For A Single-Camera Series

Bones • The Hero In The Hold • Fox • 20th Century Fox Television

Michael Mayer, Production Designer

Gregory S. Richman, Art Director

Kimberly Wannop, Set Decorator

Heroes • Cold Snap • NBC • Universal Media Studios in association with Tailwind Productions

Ruth Ammon, Production Designer

Sandy Getzler, Art Director

Ron Franco, Set Decorator

True Blood • Burning House Of
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