With the 2015 awards season in full swing, we were holding out hope that after years of going largely unrecognized by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and pretty much any other television-related organization with a long name, The Walking Dead would finally be noticed for some stellar acting, writing, directing and more this year but alas, no luck.
The72nd annual Golden Globe nominations were announced by Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Peter Krause, and Paula Patton early this morning, December 11. All nominees are chosen by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and honor the best in film and television, and as we alluded to above, TWD was not amongst any of the nominees. You can peep the complete list of nominees here.
Considering that TWD has failed to garner any serious awards show love over the past several years (The HFPA doesn’t love “genre shows” even though TWD is much more than that) we’re not exactly surprised that the AMC drama was shut out by the Golden Globes once again. But as fans of the show, its well-constructed storylines and (at times) awe-inspiring acting, we’re disappointed.
Season 4 of the show (which is what members of the HFPA were evaluating when deciding on nominees) was one of the series’ best. It pushed the envelope in ways no TV show ever has before (beheadings, a child killer) but still remained true to its roots about a group of people just trying to survive.
One specific oversight that comes to mind is Melissa McBride (Carol Peletier), who was not nominated for Best Actress in a Television Series, Drama. Her gut-wrenching performance in “The Grove” still gives us chills, and we think she deserves to be recognized for such excellence.
On the bright side, TWD was nominated for a SAG Award this month in the Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series category.
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The Walking Dead Season 5 resumes on February 8, 2015 and airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.