Even though genre programming dominates the television listings these days, it did not dominate the Prime Time Emmy Awards. American Horror Story was the only genre show nominated for a major award, with the exception of Dexter, which scored a Best Actor nomination for Michael C. Hall. He did not win. AHS had a half-dozen nominations for major awards (acting and Best Miniseries) but only took home one, a Best Supporting Actress award for Jessica Lange. Her stellar performance as Constance, plus her Golden Globe win back in January for the same role made her a shoo-in.
At last week's Creative Arts Emmy Ceremony, AHS won for Best Hairstyling for a Miniseries. Naturally, The Walking Dead picked up a Best Prosthetics awards in the same ceremony.