Jessica Lange’s annual appearance on the “American Horror Story” series has captivated the Hollywood Foreign Press Association since its debut, earning the actress four consecutive nominations and one Best Actress win since 2012. But apparently, her latest role in the FX series, playing evil freak show ringleader Elsa Mars, failed to impress.
During the 72nd annual Golden Globe awards in Hollywood Sunday, Lange did not walk away with a win for Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie. Instead, actress Maggie Gyllenhaal was recognized for her work in “The Honourable Woman."
The Golden Globe win was Gyllenhaal's first. The award was presented by actors Kate Beckinsale and Adrien Brody. Other nominees in the category included Frances McDormand ("Olive Kitteridge"), Frances O'Connor (“The Missing”) and Allison Tolman (“Fargo”).
During her acceptance speech, Gyllenhaal spoke about women’s equality in entertainment. While Lange, 65, looked unimpressed during her fellow nominee's speech— or perhaps, she was just doing her best Elsa Mars impression— she wasn’t the only one dissatisfied about Gyllenhaal’s win. Following the category announcement, fans of “American Horror Story: Freak Show” took to Twitter to vent about the results:
Here are some of the best Twitter reactions:
Is it me, or everyone's pissed at Maggie Gyllenhaal's win tonight? Especially Jessica Lange...#GoldenGlobes
â€” Virginija Risteska (@serafinapekalla) January 12, 2015
It's okay that Jessica Lange didn't win the Golden Globe cause pic.twitter.com/A9yp3ANMhP
â€” Maddie Marlow (@madd4cats) January 12, 2015
HOW COULD JESSICA LANGE NOT WIN ?!?
â€” hannah (@hannahmeyer5) January 12, 2015
The fact that Jessica Lange didn't win the award tonight completely blows my mind
â€” Kait (@Kaitlin_KD) January 12, 2015
Jessica Lange wins life take that Golden Globe Awards !
â€” Shut The Front Door (@Hippie_Love33) January 12, 2015
jessica lange should've won smh #GoldenGIobes
â€” abbs (@AbbyDurand) January 12, 2015
Jessica Lange should've won bc she slays everyone and everything
â€” Sarah (@WalshParrilla) January 12, 2015
THE FACT THAT JESSICA LANGE DID NOT WIN IS BLASPHEMY.
â€” Katelyn Caplinger (@k_shatflinger) January 12, 2015
Jessica Lange should file a police report because she has just been robbed blind
â€” ♡Liv♡ (@Oliviapaige113) January 12, 2015
Jessica Lange didn’t get the win for #AHS???? Impossible! She dominates the screen with perfection!
â€” John Wilson (@joyfulunwisdom) January 12, 2015
Lange wasn’t the only member of the “American Horror Story” cast to walk away empty-handed Sunday. Kate Bates, who portrays Ethel Darling ("the bearded lady") on the series, was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie. She lost the win to "Downton Abbey" star Joanne Froggatt.
Season 4 of “American Horror Story” is supposedly Lange’s last. New episodes of "American Horror Story: Freak Show" air Wednesdays at 10 p.m. EST on FX.
Watch the 72nd annual Golden Globes LIVE here.