FX Networks beat its previous record and set a new basic cable record for the highest total nominations in a single year, according to a news release. The network received 56 Primetime Emmy Award nominations this year, surpassing 2014’s 45 Emmy nominations.
What really pushed FX over the edge were the 22 nominations for The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, the most for any limited series, and the 18 nominations for the second season of Fargo.
The People v. O.J. Simpson clinched nominations in categories including Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series, Outstanding Actor in a Limited Series and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series.
In total, six FX series were nominated for Emmys in 28 categories, including the two aforementioned, along with American Horror Story: Hotel, The Americans, Archer and Baskets.
Find our coverage of the 2016 Emmy nominees here.