E’town’s Horn receives Emmy nod

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Joined ‘Mad Men’ team last year

By Becca Owsley

Elizabethtown’s Stacy Horn is a successful costume supervisor in Hollywood and now can add Emmy nominee to her list of accomplishments.


She is nominated for her work as costume supervisor for AMC’s hit show “Mad Men.”

Horn joined the “Mad Men” team in October of 2013 and was surprised to hear about the nomination.

Nor­mal­ly, Horn works with the film industry in Holly­wood. This is her first network television show. She likes working with period clothing and the research it takes to find materials and style of the era.

Sometimes, she said, the pattern and type of fabric have to be recreated because they are no longer being used. The research and re-creation of fabric are part of the appeal to the job for Horn.

She’s been in Hollywood since 1995 and worked on many known films including the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise.

Period clothing and the process of recreating the look for the “Pirates” films is something Horn enjoys, but working on water and the physical elements makes the job harder, she said.

Although she prefers historical work, one of her favorite memories is coming back to her hometown to work on the Cameron Crowe film “Elizabethtown.”

Horn grew up in Elizabeth­town and graduated from the University of Kentucky.

There’s a lot of great benefits to growing up in a small town, Horn said, adding she still has a lot of connections to Elizabethtown.

Her mom, Carolyn, said she is so proud of her she doesn’t know what to say.

“She’s perfect in my eyes,” Carolyn said.

Carolyn, who has visited her daughter on location a few times, said Horn worked hard to be where she is and thinks the fact she loves what she does helps in her success. She said she was “surprised and thrilled” to hear about her daughter’s Emmy nomination and will be waiting to hear the results announced Saturday.

Horn currently lives in California and travels the globe in her work.

She started her career in fashion in Atlanta. After working on commercials and a music video, she decided to take a chance and move to Los Angeles. She figured if it didn’t work out she could come back home and do something else.

But the risk paid off.

She recently finished work on “Blackhat,” a Michael Mann film set in Southeast Asia that stars Chris Hemsworth of “Thor” and Viola Davis of “The Help.” It is slated to open in January.

Horn just wrapped work on the upcoming “Terminator” reboot, currently being called “Terminator: Genisys,” staring Arnold Schwarzenegger. The film ended shooting last week and will hit theaters in the summer of 2015.

With the “Terminator” film, she was able to create costumes for the future and the past because the movie’s storylines usually have a time-travel element.

She hasn’t really thought about the fact she can add “Emmy nominated” in front of her name. Horn said she’s just thankful and grateful to be recognized for her work.

The 2014 Primetime Creative Arts segment of the Emmy Awards are presented Saturday at the NOKIA Theatre in Los Angeles. The ceremony airs at 8 p.m. Aug. 24 on FXM.

Becca Owsley can be reached at 270-505-1741 or bowsley@thenewsenterprise.com.