For the seventh year in a row, Brad Falchuk ’93, L.H.D.’14 has seen his television projects honored with Emmy nominations, with “American Horror Story: Hotel” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” each recently garnering multiple primetime and creative nominations.
“American Horror Story: Hotel” has been nominated for eight Emmys (two primetime, six creative) and “The People v. O.J. Simpson” has been nominated for 13 Emmys (six primetime, seven creative). The 2016 Emmys will air on Sunday, Sept. 18.
Falchuk is perhaps best known as co-creator of the Emmy-winning shows “Glee” and “American Horror Story,” and most recently for the horror/comedy series “Scream Queens.” He is an executive producer of “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” which is the first season for the fictionalized true-crime “anthology” series, with each season conceived as a self-contained miniseries.
“American Horror Story,” which follows a similar format, has previously won 13 Emmy Awards. The show’s first season was nominated for 17 Emmy Awards, tied with AMC’s “Mad Men” that year for the most nominations. In 2013, the second season of “American Horror Story” received 17 nominations, again more than any other show. The third season also garnered 17 nominations, while the fourth was nominated for 19.
“Glee” premiered in 2009 and Falchuk, Murphy and Brennan received two Writers Guild of America Award nominations for Best Comedy Series and Best New Series. After the show’s early success, Falchuk signed a two-year deal with 20th Century Fox Television that involved further work on “Glee” as well as the development of other projects for the studio.
In the photo above, Brad Falchuk ’93, L.H.D.’14 attends a lunch at the President’s House with his former adviser Associate Professor of English Elisabeth Lyon.