The New Orleans-shot FX anthology series “American Horror Story: Freak Show” received 19 Emmy nominations Thursday, including Best Limited Series.
The series’ fourth season was set in Jupiter, Florida, 1952. It focused on a troupe of circus performers as they struggled to survive in the dying American carny world. “Horror Story’s” companion documentary, “American Horror Story Freak Show: Extra-Ordinary-Artist,” also got an Emmy nod.
In addition, HBO’s “Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways,” which was filmed in eight cities including New Orleans, has four nominations. The series commemorated the band’s 20th anniversary by documenting the eight-city recording trek that produced their latest, and eighth, studio album.
In each of the eight cities — Chicago, Austin, Nashville, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Orleans, Washington D.C. and New York, the Foo Fighters based themselves at a legendary recording studio. In New Orleans, that was Preservation Hall, which the band occupied for a week in May 2014.
Also, the Cinemax series “The Knick” received five nominations, including Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series for Baton Rouge native Steven Soderbergh.
The 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air Sunday, Sept. 20, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, hosted by Andy Samberg and broadcast live on Fox.