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Hotel is the subtitle for the fifth season of American Horror Story. The fifth miniseries premiered on October 7, 2015 and ran for twelve episodes. Lady Gaga first announced the fifth story's name "Hotel" on February 25th, 2015 by publishing a short promo on her Twitter account.
Afterwards, more series regulars were confirmed, including Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, and Angela Bassett. Chloë Sevigny, who starred in Asylum, will return to the series for Hotel. On May 25, 2015, Ryan Murphy announced that Max Greenfield would also be joining the cast.
Emma Roberts and Denis O'Hare were also added to the cast list. It was announced that Roberts would be starring in a few episodes before the finale to do "something special" with her ex fiancé Evan Peters. However, Roberts was ultimately unable to take part in the fifth season due to the demands of Roberts' existing schedule.
The season was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film, winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film for Lady Gaga. In addition, Hotel was also nominated for eight Emmy Awards, winning two.
The season's story is set in the Hotel Cortez, an enigmatic, six-storey, art-deco hotel based in Los Angeles. The plot follows The Countess (Lady Gaga), the owner of the hotel, as she tries to protect herself and her children from the fury of her past lover (Angela Bassett) that seeks revenge on her, as well as John Lowe (Wes Bentley), a Los Angeles homicide detective on the task-force for a series of grisly murders that lead him in the direction of the hotel.
Cast and Characters
|Checking In||1||2015-10-07||Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk||Ryan Murphy|
|Chutes and Ladders||2||2015-10-14||Tim Minear||Bradley Buecker|
|Mommy||3||2015-10-21||James Wong||Bradley Buecker|
|Devil's Night||4||2015-10-28||Jennifer Salt||Ryan Murphy|
|Room Service||5||2015-11-04||Ned Martel||Michael Goi|
|Room 33||6||2015-11-11||John J. Gray||Loni Peristere|
|Flicker||7||2015-11-18||Crystal Liu||Michael Goi|
|The Ten Commandments Killer||8||2015-12-02||Ryan Murphy||Loni Peristere|
|She Wants Revenge||9||2015-12-09||Brad Falchuk||Michael Uppendahl|
|She Gets Revenge||10||2015-12-16||James Wong||Bradley Buecker|
|Battle Royale||11||2016-01-06||Ned Martel||Michael Uppendahl|
|Be Our Guest||12||2016-1-13||John J. Gray||Bradley Buecker|
Afterward, more series regulars were confirmed, including Sarah Paulson, Evan Peters, Kathy Bates, and Angela Bassett. Chloë Sevigny, who starred in Asylum, will return to the series for Hotel. On May 25, 2015, Ryan Murphy announced that Max Greenfield would also be joining the cast.
Emma Roberts and Denis O'Hare were also added to the cast list. It was announced that Emma will be starring in a few episodes before the finale to do "something special" with her off again on again fiancé Evan Peters. It was later confirmed that Emma Roberts won't be part of the Hotel cast after all due to scheduling issues. Instead, American Horror Story veteran Gabourey Sidibe guest starred in the eleventh episode, "Battle Royale", reprising her role as Queenie from the third season, Coven.
- Kessler, Robert (December 4, 2015). Emma Roberts on the Downside of a GIF-Worthy Performance: ‘If I’m Annoying, They’ll Send Me a Meme of Me’. Yahoo Celebrity.
- Birnbaum, Debra (Feb 02, 2015). Lady Gaga to Star in ‘American Horror Story’ Season 5. Variety.
- Goldberg, Lesley (March 15 2015). 'American Horror Story': Matt Bomer, Cheyenne Jackson Check Into 'Hotel'. Hollywood Reporter.
- Stack, Tim (April 30, 2015). Angela Bassett to cause 'lots of trouble with Lady Gaga' on 'American Horror Story: Hotel'. EW.
- Lowe, Kinsey (May 25, 2015). Max Greenfield Makes Reservation For ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’. Deadline.
- Bucksbaum, Sydney (Jun 18, 2015). Denis O’Hare Is Checking Into American Horror Story: Hotel—Get More Details on the New Season!. E!online.
- Longeretta, Emily (Jun 25, 2015). Emma Roberts Joins ‘AHS: Hotel’ For ‘A Fun Thing’ With Ex Evan Peters. Hollywoodlife.