It seems fitting that a woman’s scream is what alerted
Finn Wittrock to his Emmy nomination Thursday morning for his role as killer clown Dandy Mott in
“My wife had the [live stream] up, and I was like, ‘Ugh. This is too much suspense. Just tell me if I got one or not. I can’t deal with watching this,’ the actor recounts to TVLine. “So I made some scrambled eggs and coffee and then suddenly I heard her let out this joyful scream: ‘
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he celebrated the news with, reflects on Dandy’s tragic life and “intense and painful” death, and previews his
rematch with Matt Bomer in this fall’s
I’m surprised. I didn’t see it coming. There was some talk about [the possibility of a nod] but I’m still in shock. It’s incredibly nice and humbling.
Sarah Paulson and I have been texting. [Her nomination] was incredibly well deserved.
TVLINE | Where did you draw your inspiration from for Dandy?
. Honestly, it was less about watching other psychos and more about finding your inner child, in a dark way. [
How do you pick a No. 1 between hacking Matt Bomer to bits, stabbing Patti LaBelle and bathing in your mother’s blood… The mass murder at the end finally made me like, “Oh, God. This is
.” Killing that many people did start to take an emotional toll on me a little bit.
TVLINE | Do you think Dandy got off easy just merely drowning to death? Did he deserve a punishment more befitting of his crimes?
] And filming it was actually really intense and a bit painful. I’m sure they could’ve cooked up other more torturous [deaths], but I think it was pretty befitting.
TVLINE | You’re in a love triangle with Gaga and Bomer, right?
Yes. Bomer and I will go head-to-head once again. Payback might be a bitch.
So truly happy for him. He did such a good job on Freak Show!!
He deserved it. Great work. Definitely one of the highlights for me among the many disappointments the Emmys continue to bring each year.
Dandy annoyed me, but he did do a great job. Seems like a cool guy, looking forward to s5. I could do without Paulson.
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