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American Crime

American Crime is a American anthology crime drama television series created by John Ridley.

The show first aired on March 15, 2015 and concluded on April 30, 2017, lasting three season and 29 episodes.

On May 12, 2016, ABC renewed the series for a third season which was premiered on March 12, 2017.

On May 17, 2017, ABC decided to cancelled the series after three seasons.

In 2015, "American Crime" received ten Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including for "Outstanding Limited Series", "Writing for a Miniseries", "Movie or a Dramatic Special" (John Ridley), "Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie" (Felicity Huffman), "Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie" (Timothy Hutton), "Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie" (Richard Cabral) and a win for "Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie" (Regina King).

Plot

The first season of "American Crime" takes place in Modesto, California where war veteran Matt Skokie is killed and his wife Gwen is brutally assaulted, resulting in four suspects being brought into custody as racial tensions are stirred up and the lives of all those involved are forever changed.

The second season takes place in Indianapolis, Indiana where Taylor Blaine, a young working class student accuses several members of a private school's championship basketball team of sexually assaulting him and posting photos of the incident online. This season deals heavily with social class and homophobia.

The third season is set in North Carolina and deals with labor issues, economic divides and individual rights.

Cast

Season 1

  • Felicity Huffman as Barbara "Barb" Hanlon
  • Timothy Hutton as Russ Skokie
  • W. Earl Brown as Thomas "Tom" Carlin
  • Richard Cabral as Hector Tontz
  • Caitlin Gerard as Aubry Taylor
  • Benito Martinez as Alonzo Gutiérrez
  • Penelope Ann Miller as Eve Carlin
  • Elvis Nolasco as Carter Nix
  • Johnny Ortiz as Anthony "Tony" Gutiérrez

Season 2

  • Felicity Huffman as Leslie Graham
  • Timothy Hutton as Dan Sullivan
  • Lili Taylor as Anne Blaine
  • Elvis Nolasco as Chris Dixon
  • Trevor Jackson as Kevin LaCroix
  • Connor Jessup as Taylor Blaine
  • Joey Pollari as Eric Tanner
  • Angelique Rivera as Evy Dominguez
  • Regina King as Terri LaCroix

Season 3

  • Felicity Huffman as Jeanette Hesby
  • Timothy Hutton as Nicholas Coates
  • Regina King as Kimara Walters
  • Lili Taylor as Clair Coates
  • Richard Cabral as Isaac Castillo
  • Connor Jessup as Coy Henson
  • Benito Martinez as Luis Salazar
  • Ana Mulvoy-Ten as Shae Reese

Accolades

Ceremony Category Recipient Result
5th Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Limited Series American Crime Template:Nom
Best Actress in a Movie or Limited Series Felicity Huffman Template:Nom
Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Limited Series Elvis Nolasco Template:Nom
67th Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Limited Series American Crime Template:Nom
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie Timothy Hutton Template:Nom
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie Felicity Huffman Template:Nom
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie Richard Cabral
(Episode: "Episode Ten")
Template:Nom
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie Regina King
(Episode: "Episode Four")
Template:Won
Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special John Ridley
(Episode: "Episode One")
Template:Nom
Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series, Movie or a Special Kim Coleman and Beth Sepko Lindsay Template:Nom
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited Series or a Movie Luyen Vu
(Episode: "Episode One")
Template:Nom
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Special Gregg Barbanell, Catherine Harper, Walter Newman, Pete Reynolds, Louie Schultz, Darleen Stoker, Bruce Tanis and Kenneth Young
(Episode: "Episode One")
Template:Nom
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series or a Movie Ryan Davis, Ben Lowry and Rick Norman
(Episode: "Episode Eleven")
Template:Nom
20th Satellite Awards Best Television Series – Drama American Crime Template:Nom
Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama Timothy Hutton Template:Nom
Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama Felicity Huffman Template:Nom
Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Elvis Nolasco Template:Nom
Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Regina King Template:Nom
Best Ensemble – Television Series Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, W. Earl Brown, Regina King, Richard Cabral, Caitlin Gerard, Benito Martinez, Penelope Ann Miller, Elvis Nolasco, and Johnny Ortiz Template:Won
47th NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special American Crime Template:Nom
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Regina King Template:Won
Outstanding Director in a Drama Series John Ridley
(Episode: "Episode One")
Template:Won
Millicent Shelton
(Episode: "Episode Ten")
Template:Nom
Outstanding Writer in a Drama Series John Ridley
(Episode: "Episode One")
Template:Nom
73rd Golden Globe Awards
Best Miniseries or Television Film American Crime Template:Nom
Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film Felicity Huffman Template:Nom
Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Regina King Template:Nom
68th Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Limited Series American Crime Template:Pending
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Felicity Huffman Template:Pending
Lili Taylor Template:Pending
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Regina King
(Episode: "Season Two: Episode Eight")
Template:Pending

Video

American Crime Intro Opening Credits

American Crime Intro Opening Credits

American Crime Season 1 Trailer

American Crime Season 1 Trailer

American Crime Season 2 Extended Promo

American Crime Season 2 Extended Promo

American Crime Season 3 Trailer

American Crime Season 3 Trailer

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