Throughout The Walking Dead’s nine-season run on AMC, it has continuously been one of the top cable series on television, particularly in the early seasons. Despite that fact though, the zombie drama has been consistently overlooked when it comes to any sort of award recognition over the years. While the series does fall into a genre of television that Hollywood can be wary of, the Screen Actors Guild continues to have faith and gave The Walking Dead its seventh nomination in the Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series category.
We’re kicking off the 25th SAG Awards Nominations with your nominees for Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series: Congratulations to @GlowNetflix, @Daredevil, @JackRyanAmazon, @WalkingDead_AMC, and @WestworldHBO! #sagawards pic.twitter.com/iuK14f8ZhW
— SAG Awards® (@SAGawards) December 12, 2018
For the past seven years, Game of Thrones has walked away with the award, but this year its anyone’s game as the popular HBO drama wasn’t eligible. The Walking Dead is up against Glow, Westworld, Daredevil, and Jack Ryan.
The Stunt Ensemble award recognizes the work of a show’s stunt performers and coordinators, and any Walking Dead fan knows there’s quite a lot of impressive stunt work in each episode. The work of The Walking Dead’s stunt team in the front half of season nine has been some of the best work the series has seen in years. From the wagon scene to the falling logs and Rick’s bridge explosion to that creepy Whisperers scene, if any year is The Walking Dead’s year, it’s 2018.
The 25th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will air on January 27th at 7:00 pm EST and will be hosted by Will & Grace’s Megan Mullally. The Walking Dead returns to AMC on February 10th at 9/8c!
Having studied Media & Writing at James Madison University, I always knew that I wanted to do some type of creative writing, but being able to write about zombies, Starks, and superheroes on a daily basis for Fan Fest is my actual dream. While I probably shouldn’t be as proud as I am to be so similar to Nick Miller, I do hope to one day write my own “Pepperwood Chronicles’.