September 9, 2011

Walking Dead Garners Scream Award and Emmy Nominations

Both the Scream Awards and Primetime Emmy Awards have announced their nominees, but whereas the Scream Awards gave The Walking Dead much love, the Emmys have all but ignored the show except in areas of makeup and special effects achievement.

At the Scream Awards, AMC's The Walking Dead is nominated for:
  • The Ultimate Scream 
  • Best TV Show
  • Best Horror Actress (Sarah Wayne Callies)
  • Best Horror Actor (Andrew Lincoln)
  • Best Supporting Actress (Laurie Holden) 
  • Breakout Performance - Male (Jon Bernthal)
while the comic got some nominations of its own.
  • Best Comic Book or Graphic Novel
  • Best Comic Book Writer (Robert Kirkman; The Astounding Wolf-Man, Haunt, Invincible, The Walking Dead)
  • Best Comic Book Artist (Charlie Adlard; The Walking Dead)
The Emmys however, only gave The Walking Dead three nods, and only in technical categories:
  • Outstanding Makeup For A Miniseries Or A Movie (Non-Prosthetic)
  • Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series
  • Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series 
What do you think? Did the Primetime Emmy Awards snub The Walking Dead?

You can catch the Emmys on 9/18  FOX at 8ET/5PT. The Scream Awards air on Spike TV on 10/18 at 8/9C.