The 2013 Emmy Awards are upon us and the best television has to offer have been honored. Even though most people may be watching Breaking Bad or the series finale of Dexter, not to mention the Sunday Night Football game between the Chicago Bears and Pittsburgh Steelers, the Emmy Award winners are being crowned and the festivities have moved on to the Drama categories.
American Horror Story: Asylum picked up it’s first award of the night when James Cromwell took home the Best Supporting Actor for a Miniseries or Movie.
Now this differs from the Best Supporting Actor awards already handed out as the format for the Emmys differs from that of the Oscars and other awards ceremonies. Unlike the Oscars, which hands out singular awards for each category, the Emmys splits it’s categories into sections of it’s medium. So a Best Supporting Actor Emmy is awarded to an actor from the Comedy genre, the Drama genre and the category designated for TV movies or miniseries.
American Horror Story: Asylum falls under the miniseries and movies category which is why Cromwell picked up the award. He also picked up the award because he was absolutely stellar on American Horror Story and fully deserved the award. Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie was a wide open category but it continued the surprise nature that the night’s honors have taken.