Cloquet's Jessica Lange wins Emmy for 'American Horror Story'Lange won for her role as Constance Langdon, a dramatic busybody neighbor, in the first season of the FX series.
By: Christa Lawler, Duluth News Tribune
Cloquet native Jessica Lange won an Emmy Award on Sunday night for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie.
Lange won for her role as Constance Langdon, a dramatic busybody neighbor, in the first season of the FX series “American Horror Story.” In its first season, the series was the story of a family that moved to a sketchy mansion in Los Angeles, a place where the dead interact with the living.
It is the second Emmy Award of Lange’s career and fourth nomination. Her other win was for “Grey Gardens.”
“American Horror Story,” produced by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, was nominated for 17 awards and the new season starts Oct. 17. But, in a TV twist, the new season starts from scratch with new characters and a new plot. Lange will return, this time as a nun.
Murphy told Entertainment Weekly in August that the new season is built around Lange’s character.
“This will really be the Jessica Lange show, so I’m very excited about it,” he said. “We are designing this amazing new opposite of the Constance character for her. … She has a lot of ideas, and has a lot of input into her character. She told me some things she has always wanted to play as an actress.”
Lange credited the writers during her acceptance speech Sunday and said it’s been a wild ride.
“It started a little more than a year ago,” she said. “I got a call out of the blue from Ryan Murphy — who made me more promises than any man I’d met before — and they all came to pass.
“It’s a great gift when you have such amazing talented writers in a room writing especially for you, knowing your strengths and what you love to play and catering it all to you, specifically.”