The 70th annual Emmy Awards nominations were announced on Thursday and much to the disappointment of the show’s fans, The Walking Dead was among the long list of deserving shows which did not receive any nominations. Though the series has been nominated several times in the past for sound, visual effects, and make-up, The Walking Dead can never seem to break into the top nomination categories such as Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series or Outstanding Drama Series.
The official Twitter account for Skybound’s The Walking Dead took to social media to express their disappointment that the show wasn’t nominated in another type of category. Honestly, we can’t for the life of us figure out how the series did not earn this nomination either!
The Walking Dead tweeted, “How did we not get Best Barbed Wire-Wrapped Bat In A Drama Series???” The caption was followed with the appropriate hashtags – #Rigged and #Emmys.
— The Walking Dead (@TheWalkingDead) July 12, 2018
The tweet is referring to the phenomenal performance by Negan’s (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) side kick Louisville Slugger, Lucille. She’s a vampire bat and she is by far the best barbed wire-wrapped bat around!
Of course, the tweet was all in good fun, and it certainly helped put a smile back on to the faces of their disappointed fans.
The Walking Dead being overlooked for Emmy nominations is particularly disheartening to fans this year, especially with the upcoming ninth season reportedly bringing about massive changes for the series. New showrunner Angela Kang has taken over on the series and has already confirmed the new season will include a bit of a time jump from where season eight left off. Additionally, Andrew Lincoln and Lauren Cohan (who plays Maggie Greene (Rhee)) are reportedly leaving the series before the ninth season’s end. Cohan was recently cast in ABC’s Whiskey Cavalier which was picked up to series during the recent 2018 television upfronts. Both Cohan and Lincoln are said to appear in just six episodes in the upcoming season.
Fans can expect to find out more details regarding the upcoming ninth season of The Walking Dead during the series’ San Diego Comic-Con panel which will take place on Friday, July 20th.
The Walking Dead returns to AMC with all new episodes this fall.
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