Ryan Murphy is an Emmy®, Peabody, Humanitas and Golden Globe®-winning director/producer. He is the executive producer and director of the Emmy-winning limited series American Crime Story and creator, writer, director and executive producer of the Emmy-winning anthology series American Horror Story, as well as the Screen Actors Guild, Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series Glee, and the Golden Globe-winning original drama series Nip/Tuck.
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story was nominated for a staggering 22 Emmys in 2016 and won nine awards including Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series (Courtney B. Vance), Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series (Sarah Paulson) and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series (Sterling K. Brown). The second installment will center on Hurricane Katrina and its devastating aftermath.
Murphy’s ground-breaking anthology series American Horror Story: Hotel was nominated for eight Emmys in 2016 including Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series (Kathy Bates and Sarah Paulson) and won two awards at the Creative Arts Emmys. The series was also nominated for two Golden Globe Awards, including a win for Lady Gaga for Best Performance By An Actress In A Limited Series Or A Motion Picture Made For Television. In 2015, American Horror Story: Freak Show was nominated for nineteen Emmys including Outstanding Limited Series and Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special and received five wins. The third installment titled American Horror Story: Coven was nominated for an additional 17 Emmys and received two wins for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (Jessica Lange) and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (Kathy Bates). Additionally, American Horror Story: Asylum was nominated for 17 Emmys, including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie and received two wins. The series’ sixth installment, American Horror Story: Roanoke, premiered in September 2016.
In 2014, Murphy’s HBO adaptation of Larry Kramer’s award-winning play The Normal Heart was nominated for 16 Emmy nominations, including a win for Outstanding Television Movie. The film was also nominated for three Golden Globe Awards including a win for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie (Matt Bomer) and two Screen Actors Guild Awards including a win for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries (Mark Ruffalo).