American Crime Receives 3 Golden Globe 2016 Nominations

By Mike Krolak | Dec 10th, 2015

Congratulations to American Crime for 3 Golden Globe 2016 nominations! The show, along with performers Felicity Huffman and Regina King, was nominated in the categories of Best Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television (Huffman), and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television (King).

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This is the fifth Golden Globe nomination for Huffman, who won a Golden Globe in 2006 for her performance in Transamerica, and who was nominated 3 times for her portrayal of Lynette Scavo in ABC's Desperate Housewives. Watch Huffman's performance as Barb Hanlon in this emotional scene from Season 1

This is the first Golden Globe nomination for King, who recently won the 2015 Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series for her portrayal of Aliyah Shadeed in Season 1. Watch a moment from King's powerful performance in Season 1:

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Both women are returning to American Crime for Season 2, and will be playing new characters in the all-new story in a new setting. Issues of sexual orientation and socioeconomic disparity come to a boil when lurid photos of a high school boy, Taylor Blaine (Falling Skies' Connor Jessup), are posted on social media following a school party. Circumstances become more complicated when Taylor accuses two players on an elite private high school’s championship basketball team, Kevin LaCroix (Eureka's Trevor Jackson) and Eric Tanner (The Inbetweeners' Joey Pollari), of drugging, assaulting and then posting the pictures of him online. The team’s head coach, Dan Sullivan (Timothy Hutton), tries to unite the players, while overlooking the dysfunction of his own family. Headmistress Leslie Graham (Huffman) struggles to maintain the school’s reputation in the face of accusations of privilege and cover up.

Watch the teaser trailer for Season 2 of American Crime:

Taylor’s mother, Anne (Lili Taylor), remains a steadfast supporter of her son, despite being publicly assailed by the school’s wealthy families, principle among them the LaCroixs. Taylor’s girlfriend, Evy (newcomer Angelique Rivera), deals with racial tension at her own school, led by Principal Chris Dixon (Elvis Nolasco). While the two schools at the center of the story are worlds apart in status, the lives of the students and teachers at both become inextricably linked.

Recurring guest stars this season include Andre Benjamin (AKA Andre 3000 from hip-hop group Outkast) as Michael LaCroix, Hope Davis as Steph Sullivan and Richard Cabral as Sebastian De La Torre.

Watch the Season Premiere of American Crime Wednesday, January 6 10|9c.

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