TNT’s The Alienist earned six nominations, including Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More), Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited Series or Movie, Outstanding Period Costumes, Outstanding Main Title Design and Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role.
The Alienist is 2018’s #1 new cable series in 18-49, having reached more than 50 million people across multiple platforms. The gripping, turn-of-the-century prestige thriller follows Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Daniel Brühl, Rush), a brilliant and obsessive “Alienist” in the controversial new field of treating mental pathologies, who holds the key to hunting down a never-before-seen ritualistic killer murdering young boys. Based on the award-winning, fan-favorite novel by Caleb Carr, with standout performances from Luke Evans (The Girl on the Train) and Dakota Fanning (American Pastoral), The Alienist is a murder mystery like none other: the story of the emergence of the world’s most powerful city that will stop at nothing to bury its darkest secrets.
Here are reactions to the nominations:
Jakob Verbruggen, executive producer and director of The Alienist
“I am incredibly honored by today’s Emmy® nomination for The Alienist in Outstanding Limited Series,” said Jakob Verbruggen, executive producer and director of The Alienist. “This series transported viewers to 1896 New York City, and each and every person that put their heart and soul into this project will now be able to rejoice in this nomination. It’s a great day!”
Sarah Aubrey, executive vice president, original programming, TNT
“The Alienist is the perfect symphony of the best talent in front of and behind the camera coming together. With today’s Emmy® nomination for Outstanding Limited Series, we’ve received the ultimate recognition for the immense undertaking that went into bringing Caleb Carr’s novel to life. I could not be more proud.”