The Emmy nominations shone brightly on Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski, the television neophytes whose series — “The People v. O.J Simpson: American Crime Story” — scored 22 nods from the Academy.
“We should probably stop while we’re ahead,” Alexander joked. “One and done! Goodbye, television! No, really, we’re newcomers to TV and we were really trying to figure out how to tell our kind of story. So to be embraced by the community at this level is really satisfying.”
And while the duo is happy with their nominations, they really want the credit to go to their entire team for putting the show together.
“I was just so proud for our whole team,” Karaszewski said. “I’m very happy Scott and I got nominated twice but I’m ecstatic that the other writers and all three of our directors got in, and the cast. The fact we’re receiving multiple nominations in categories just made me feel so great about the team.”
Indeed, the FX limited series dominated a wide range of categories. From Outstanding Cinematography and Outstanding Costumes to Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress, look for this series to clean up when the ceremony rolls around.
The 68th Annual Emmy Awards will air Sept. 18 on ABC and will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.