Although Jessica Lange is already an Emmy-winning actress--she won in 2009 for the HBO movie "Grey Gardens"--she'll be returning to "American Horror Story" this season with a statue she claimed from the first season, which saw her play the devilish Constance Langdon.
Perhaps because of the show's unique plotline--the first season portrayed one family in a house, while the second season will be set in an asylum and will presumably not feature those characters--the show was labeled as a "miniseries" by the Emmys, and Lange took home a statue for Outstanding Supporting Actress in that category. She will return as Constance for the upcoming season, which debuts October 17th on FX.
As the mother of both a ghost and a mentally handicapped young woman, Constance's past was a recurring theme on the show, linking her to the haunted house which was the centerpiece of the story as well as to former and present occupants. Lange nailed the slightly mad Southern Belle with murderous tendencies and a skewed look on life, easily making her the star of a show which was supposedly about a troubled family. Fans are ecstatic that she'll be returning for season 2.
Jessica Lange is going to win tonight. That is one thing that I know for damn sure.
Jessica Lange is goddamn brilliant in AMERICAN HORROR STORY.
If Jessica Lange doesn't win an Emmy, I'm going to pull a Ness & Lucas and PK fire someone.
Explain to me why Jessica Lange is in the Supporting Actress category because I'm fairly sure she ran American Horror Story.