'The Walking Dead's' Andrew Lincoln And Melissa McBride Snubbed By Emmy Awards
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(Photo : Getty Images/Stephen Lovekin, Frazer Harrison) Despite AMC\'s heavy For Your Consideration campaign to convince Emmy voters to give "The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln (Rick) and Melissa McBride (Carol) a fair shake for their performances on the hit zombie drama, both actors have once again been snubbed at this year\'s Emmy Awards.
"The Walking Dead" has received zero cast nominations at the 2015 Emmy Awards.
The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations were announced on Thursday morning, July 16. And despite AMC\'s heavy For Your Consideration campaign to convince voters to give "The Walking Dead" stars Andrew Lincoln (Rick) and Melissa McBride (Carol) a fair shake for their performances on the hit zombie drama, both actors were once again snubbed.
While some fans don\'t quite understand the reasons "The Walking Dead" has never been recognized by the prestigious award-giving body for its storytelling, writing and for its actors\' performances, series executive producer Greg Nicotero previously gave his two cents on why this is the case.
"What\'s strange about it is people sometimes just label our show," Nicotero told International Business Times UK this past April. "They don\'t realize the depth of the storytelling or performances. We really feel that emotionally, we take our viewers on a journey. It\'s not just a spectacle of killing zombies. It\'s about what would you do if you were in that position. I think the success of the show hinges completely on that."
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"It\'s a genre show, so people tend to sometimes go, \'it\'s violent and gory,\'" the 52-year-old SFX and make-up wizard explained. "But that\'s [only] 10 percent of the 100 percent of the fantastic performances, the great writing and the great storytelling."
In fact, Nicotero mentioned back in March that he was expecting that the Emmy Awards would recognize the great performances of the actors on the show.
Nicotero told Yahoo News that he\'s "so proud" of how the season 5 finale turned out, most especially because "it\'s such a powerhouse and the performances are just spot-on."
"Everybody\'s firing on all cylinders [and] when Emmy time comes along, [and] if people don\'t finally turn around and recognize the actors and the writers, then there\'s something seriously flawed with the system," Nicotero said. "Because I don\'t think that we\'ve told more dramatic and emotional stories on the series as of yet."
Are you bummed out that the cast of "The Walking Dead" didn\'t receive even a single Emmy nomination this year? Let us know in the comments section below!
"The Walking Dead" season 6 premieres on Sunday, Oct. 11 at 9 p.m. on AMC with a supersized 90-minute episode.
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