Credit: Gene Page/AMC Photo: Shumpert, The Governor, and Allen on The Walking Dead

Congratulations are in order for The Walking Dead’s previous showrunner, Glen Mazzara, for his recent Bram Stoker Award. Last week, Glen was honored with the award for Superior Achievement in a Screenplay for The Walking Dead Season 3, Episode 16, “Welcome to the Tombs.”

The Bram Stoker Awards are presented by the Horror Writers Association for "superior achievement" in dark fantasy and horror writing. Andrea, Milton and The Governor’s former Woodbury allies would certainly agree about the horror of the Season 3 finale!

Glen shared the news last week, tweeting a simple “Wow” in reaction. Maybe he’s surprised that the polarizing season finale was honored over other episodes from 2013 … and if he is surprised, he’s not alone ... but good for him.

TWD’s “Welcome to the Tombs” won over The Returned’s "The Horde" by Fabien Adda and Fabrice Gobert; American Horror Story: Asylum’s "Spilt Milk" by Brad Falchuk; Hannibal’s "Apéritif" by Bryan Fuller; and Dracula’s "A Whiff of Sulfur" by Daniel Knauf.

Interestingly enough, The Walking Dead was nominated in the same category in 2012, for Season 3’s "Killer Within" (Lori/T-Dog deaths) by Sang Kyu Kim, and also in 2011 for Season 2’s "Pretty Much Dead Already" (Sophia in the barn) and "Save the Last One," both by new showrunner Scott M. Gimple. This appears to be the first win, though.

Check out more of the 2013 winners here. Maybe we’ll see TWD back on the list next year with some 2014 nominees from Season 4. Congrats to Glen!

The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres in October on AMC.

Source: Glen on Twitter, Bram Stoker Awards