Credit: Gene Page/AMC Photo: Rick Grimes’ Face Is Covered in Blood in The Walking Dead Season 4, Episode 16: “A”

Somebody’s gonna have to look at the flowers for this...

The 2014 Television Critics Association Awards nominees were just released, with expected nods for Breaking Bad’s final season, among others, but there was nary a nod for AMC’s poor little zombie stepchild, The Walking Dead.

Here are three TCA Awards categories where TWD or its stars could’ve gotten a nomination:

Individual Achievement in Drama

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)

Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black (BBC America)

Matthew McConaughey, True Detective (HBO)

Matthew Rhys, The Americans (FX)

Outstanding Achievement in Drama

The Americans (FX)

Breaking Bad (AMC)

Game of Thrones (HBO)

House of Cards (Netflix)

The Good Wife (CBS)

Program of the Year

Breaking Bad (AMC)

Game of Thrones (HBO)

The Good Wife (CBS)

Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

True Detective (HBO)

Breaking Bad and Bryan Cranston are probably going to win everything no matter what, but to not even recognize TWD, Andrew Lincoln (Rick Grimes), Melissa McBride (Carol Peletier) or anyone else in the cast may be a bad sign for what’s to come when the Emmy Award nominations are revealed on July 10.

AMC recently launched a great new Emmys campaign with billboards focusing on the actors and the tagline “Something Human.” Nomination voting begins June 9 and we hope the Emmy voters don’t just stick with the usual drama standbys but broaden their minds to consider the great work done on TWD Season 4.

It’s not like TWD had a weak season (unlike last year’s disappointing Mad Men) but the competition this year may just be too strong. Hopefully that’s not the case, but we’re bracing ourselves for more disappointment. TWD, you will always be Program of the Year to us!

The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres in October on AMC.

Source: Zap2it