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The Walking Dead is an American horror television drama series developed by Frank Darabont. It is based on the Comic Series of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, and Charlie Adlard.

The series stars Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes, a police officer who gets shot in the line of duty and awakens from a coma to find the world dominated by the literal walking dead (Walkers). He sets out to find his family and encounters some other survivors along the way. The title of the series refers to the survivors, and not the actual zombies[1], though it could equally be taken to mean both the survivors and the zombies.

In September 2013, a companion series was announced by AMC.[2] Dave Erickson, writer and producer of AMC's Low Winter Sun, is confirmed to be the showrunner. In March 2014, Robert Kirkman has noted that the new series is not technically a spin-off, because none of the characters from the TV Series will be involved.[3] Kirkman also said that the new series will be unrelated to the comics, different characters, different location. (The location has been revealed as Los Angeles, California.)[4]

Development

Many networks were approached by producers Gale Anne Hurd, Frank Darabont, and Robert Kirkman, among them well-known ones like NBC and HBO, though all of them refused to accept the show due its extremely violent and gory story. Some even going as far as proposing a "story without zombies".[5]

Eventually, AMC took the show. In March 2010, it was announced that it ordered 6 episodes to be filmed. The filming began on the fifteenth of May, 2010. The episodes debuted on AMC on October 31, 2010.[6][7][8][9][10]

Executive Producer Frank Darabont said that the TV Series was not intended to be a miniseries. AMC ordered 13 episodes for the second season.[11] The second season debuted on October 16, 2011 at 9 p.m. with a 90 minute premiere episode "What Lies Ahead".

Frank Darabont was released from being the showrunner and replaced by Glen Mazzara (writer of the episode "Wildfire" in the first season). Darabont's departure has been surrounded in controversy, with magazine articles claiming that it was due to either a strained relationship with AMC, his failure to conform to the schedule of a TV series, or most likely due to the show's budget reduction despite commercial success.

Glen Mazzara, the showrunner for Season 2 and Season 3, was replaced by executive producer Scott Gimple. Mazzara had cited creative differences with the drama and departed the series in late December 2012 after season 3 had wrapped production. Gimple took over as showrunner for Season 4.[12]

In response to a question:

"says that the show will be deliberately pushed into a storyline that is nothing like the comics. Can you confirm or deny this?"
Kirkman - "BIG denial. We will never completely abandon the comic as source material on the TV show. There's already another 4 seasons of material at least, in the comics always doing new material."[13]

Episodes

Webisodes

DVD Releases

Season Episodes DVD and Blu-ray™ release
United States United Kingdom Australia
1 6 March 8, 2011 May 16, 2011 March 15, 2012
2 13 August 28, 2012 August 27, 2012 June 20, 2012
3 16 August 27, 2013 September 30, 2013 September 25, 2013
4 16 August 26, 2014 September 29, 2014 September 10, 2014
5 16 August 25, 2015 September 28, 2015 October 12, 2015
6 16 August 23, 2016 September 26, 2016 September 21, 2016

Digital Distribution

Episodes are available on the AMC website and application after each episode airs. Six seasons are available on Netflix with new seasons arriving each September. [14]

Cast and Characters

Reception

The show currently scores 85 out of 100 on Metacritic based on 25 reviews, indicating Universal acclaim.[15] In a cover article Entertainment Weekly called The Walking Dead "The Best New Show on TV".[16] Nancy deWolf Smith from The Wall Street Journal said that the "pilot episode [is] so good that it has hooked even a zombie hater like me." She said that what made the show so good was that it feels real and looks cinematic.[17] Heather Havrilesky of Salon.com included the show on their list of 9 new TV shows to not miss, giving it a grade of "A", with the author saying "A film-quality drama series about zombies? Somebody pinch me!"[18]

Based on 24 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes, the first season of The Walking Dead received an average 96% overall "Certified Fresh" approval rating; the website's consensus states, "Blood-spattered, emotionally resonant, and white-knuckle intense, The Walking Dead puts an intelligent spin on the overcrowded zombie sub genre".

Based on 21 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes, the second season of The Walking Dead received an average 90% overall "Certified Fresh" approval rating; the website's consensus states, "The second season of The Walking Dead fleshes out the characters while maintaining the grueling tension and gore that made the show a hit."

Based on 28 reviews collected by Rotten Tomatoes, the third season of The Walking Dead received an average 96% overall "Certified Fresh" approval rating; the website's consensus states, "The palpable terror and visceral thrills continue in the third season of The Walking Dead, along with a deeper sense of the people who inhabit its apocalyptic landscape."

The pilot received 5.3 million viewers, making it the most-watched premiere episode of any AMC television series.

The season 2 premiere and encore received a total of 11 million viewers, the rest of the season continues to break records around the world.

The season 3 premiere garnered a record-breaking 10.9 million viewers, and together with its encore, the premiere was watched by 15.2 million viewers, making this the most-watched episode of The Walking Dead, to date.[19]

The season 4 premiere garnered cable record-breaking numbers, averaging 16.11 million U.S. viewers. This beats out the season three finale, "Welcome to the Tombs," which was viewed by 12.42 million, for the most viewed episode of The Walking Dead.

Awards & Nominations

AFI Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2010 AFI TV Programme of the Year[20] Frank Darabont, Denise Huth, Tom Luse Winner
2012 AFI TV Programme of the Year[20] The Walking Dead Winner

Artios Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2011 Outstanding Achievement in Casting - Television Pilot - Drama[20] Sharon Bialy, Lisa Mae Fincannon, Sherry Thomas, Craig Fincannon Nominated

ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards

For information on music in The Walking Dead, please see Music Portal.
Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2013 Top Television Series[20] Bear McCreary Winner

Astra Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2013 Favourite Program - International Drama[20] The Walking Dead Season 3 Nominated

BloodGuts UK Horror Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2016 Best TV Show[20] The Walking Dead Nominated

Bram Stoker Award

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2011 Screenplay[21] Scott Gimple (for the episode "Save the Last One") Nominated
Scott Gimple (for the episode "Pretty Much Dead Already") Nominated
2012 Screenplay Sang Kyu Kim (for the episode "Killer Within") Nominated
2013 Screenplay Glen Mazzara (for the episode "Welcome to the Tombs") Winner
2014 Screenplay Scott M. Gimple (for the episode "The Grove") Nominated

Cinema Audio Society Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2012 Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Television Series[20] Gary D. Rogers, Bartek Swiatek, Dan Hiland (for the episode "What Lies Ahead") Nominated
2014 Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Television Series - One Hour[20] Michael P. Clark, Dan Hiland, Gary D. Rogers, Greg Crawford (for the episode "Home") Nominated
2015 Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Television Series - One Hour[20] Michael P. Clark, Gary D. Rogers, Dan Hiland (for the episode "No Sanctuary") Nominated
2016 Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Television Series - One Hour[20] Michael P. Clark, Gary D. Rogers, Dan Hiland, Eric Gotthelf (for the episode "First Time Again") Nominated

Critics' Choice Television Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2011 Best Drama Series[20] The Walking Dead Nominated
2013 Best Actor in a Drama Series[20] Andrew Lincoln Nominated
2014 Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series[20] Melissa McBride Nominated
2015 Most Bingeworthy Show[20] The Walking Dead Winner
2016 Most Bingeworthy Show[20] The Walking Dead Nominated
2017 Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series[20] The Walking Dead Pending

Directors Guild of America Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2011 Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series[20] Frank Darabont (for the episode "Days Gone Bye") Nominated

Dorian Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2011 TV Drama of the Year [22] The Walking Dead Nominated

Eddie Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2011 Best Edited One-Hour Series for Commercial Television[20] Hunter M. Via (for the episode "Days Gone Bye") Winner
2012 Best Edited One-Hour Series for Commercial Television[20] Hunter M. Via (for the episode "Save the Last One") Nominated

Emmy Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2011 Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special[20] Greg Nicotero, Andy Schoneberg, Garrett Immel, Jake Garber, Kevin Wasner, Howard Berger, Jaremy Aiello (for the episode "Days Gone Bye") Winner
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series[20] Darleen Stoker, Walter Newman, Michael Baber, Jerry Edemann, Kenneth Young, David Lee Fein, Hilda Hodges (for the episode "Days Gone Bye") Nominated
Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series[20] Jason Sperling, Kristin Johnson, Sam Nicholson, Kent Johnson, Michael Enriquez, Christopher D. Martin, Anthony Ocampo, Michael Cook, Gregory Nicotero (for the episode "Days Gone Bye") Nominated
2012 Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special[20] Greg Nicotero, Jake Garber, Andy Schoneberg, Kevin Wasner, Gino Crognale, Carey Jones, Garrett Immel (for the episode "What Lies Ahead") Winner
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series[20] Jerry Ross, Lou Thomas, Tim Farrell, Phil Barrie, David Lee Fein, Hilda Hodges (for the episode "Beside the Dying Fire") Nominated
Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series[20] Victor Scalise, Jason Sperling, Darrell Pritchett, Eddie Bonin, Valeri Pfahning, Spence Fuller, Martin Hilke, Michael Cook, Jon Rosenthal (for the episode "Beside the Dying Fire") Nominated
2013 Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special[20] Greg Nicotero, Jake Garber, Andy Schoneberg, Garrett Immel, Kevin Wasner, Gino Crognale, Carey Jones, Derek Krout (for the episode "30 Days Without An Accident") Nominated
Outstanding Interactive Program[23] The Walking Dead Story Sync (AMCTV.com) Nominated
2014 Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role[20] Victor Scalise, Darrell Pritchett, Matt Robken, Gary Romey, Martin Hilke, Diego Galtieri, Michael Cook, William L. Arance, Dylen Velasquez, Stargate Studios (for the episode "30 Days Without An Accident") Nominated
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series[20] Jerry Ross, Michael Baber, Tim Farrell, Lou Thomas, Clayton Weber, Joseph Tsai, Hilda Hodges, Jody Thomas, Catherine Harper (for the episode "Too Far Gone") Nominated
2015 Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series[20] Jerry Ross, Tim Farrell, Lou Thomas, Michael Baber, Joseph Tsai, Clayton Weber, Catherine Harper, Gregg Barbanell (for the episode "Conquer") Nominated
Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or a Special[20] Greg Nicotero, Jake Garber, Carey Jones, Garrett Immel, Gino Crognale, Kevin Wasner, Andy Schoneberg (for the episode "Strangers") Nominated
Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role[20] Episode: "Conquer" Nominated
Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series, or Movie[20] The Walking Dead Nominated
Outstanding Interactive Program[20] Talking Dead Nominated

Fangoria Chainsaw Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2015 Best TV Series[20] The Walking Dead Winner
Best TV Supporting Actor[20] Norman Reedus Winner
Best TV Makeup/Creature FX[20] Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger Winner
Best TV Supporting Actress[20] Melissa McBride 2nd place
Best TV Actor[20] Andrew Lincoln 3rd place
2016 Best TV Series[20] The Walking Dead Nominated
Best TV Supporting Actor[20] Lennie James Nominated
Best TV Makeup/Creature FX[20] Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger Nominated

Golden Globes Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2011 Best Television Series - Drama[20] The Walking Dead Nominated

Golden Reel Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2011 Best Sound Editing in Television Short Form - Dialogue and Automated Dialogue Replacement[24][25] Kenneth Young, Bruce M. Honda, Darleen Stoker, Lou Thomas, Walter Newman (for the episode "Guts") Winner
Best Sound Editing: Long Form Sound Effects and Foley in Television[24] Walter Newman, Kenneth Young, Jerry Edemann, David Lee Fein, Hilda Hodges, Darleen R. Stoker, Peter Reynolds (for the episode "Days Gone Bye") Nominated
Best Sound Editing: Long Form Dialogue and ADR in Television[24] Walter Newman, Kenneth Young, Darleen R. Stoker, Lou Thomas, Bruce Honda, Skip Schoolnik (for the episode "Days Gone Bye") Nominated
2012 Best Sound Editing in Television Long Form - Sound Effects & Foley[26] Gary D. Rogers, Gregg Barbanell, Pamela Kahn, Stacey Michaels (for the episode "What Lies Ahead") Winner
Best Sound Editing: Long Form Dialogue and ADR in Television[26] Jerry Ross, Lou Thomas, Steffan Falesitch, Karyn Foster (for the episode "What Lies Ahead") Nominated
Best Sound Editing: Short Form Dialogue and ADR in Television[20] Jerry Ross, Lou Thomas, Steffan Falesitch (for the episode "Save the Last One") Nominated
2013 Best Sound Editing - Short Form Dialogue and ADR in Television[20] Jerry Ross, Lou Thomas (for the episode "Better Angels") Nominated
Best Sound Editing - Short Form Sound Effects and Foley in Television[20] Jerry Ross, Tim Farrell, Clayton Weber, Hilda Hodges, David Lee Fein (for the episode "Beside the Dying Fire") Nominated
2014 Best Sound Editing - Short Form Dialogue and ADR in Television[20] Jerry Ross, Lou Thomas, Tim Farrell, Clayton Weber (for the episode "Too Far Gone") Nominated
Best Sound Editing - Short Form Sound Effects and Foley in Television[20] Jerry Ross, Tim Farrell, Lou Thomas, Clayton Weber, Gregg Barbanell, Dominique Decaudain (for the episode "Home") Nominated
2016 Best Sound Editing - Short Form Dialogue and ADR in Television[20] Jerry Ross, Lou Thomas, Tim Farrell (for the episode "Spend") Nominated

Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2014 Best Special Makeup Effects - Television and New Media Series[20] Greg Nicotero, Jake Garber Winner
2015 Best Special Makeup Effects - Television and New Media Series[20] Greg Nicotero, Jake Garber Winner
Best Contemporary Makeup - Episodic Television[20] Essie Cha, Mayumi Murakami, Chauntelle Langston Nominated
Best Special Makeup Effects - Episodic Television[20] Greg Nicotero, Jake Garber Nominated
Best Contemporary Makeup - Television and New Media Series[20] Essie Cha, Mayumi Murakami, Chauntelle Langston Nominated
2016 Best Special Makeup Effects - Television and New Media Series[20] Greg Nicotero, Garrett Immel Winner
Best Contemporary Makeup - Episodic Television[20] Essie Cha, Tracey L. Miller-Smith Nominated

Hollywood Post Alliance

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2012 Outstanding Sound - Television[20] Jerry Ross, Lou Thomas, Tim Farrell, Gary D. Rogers, Dan Hiland, Phil Barrie, Bartek Swiatek (Warner Bros. Sound) Nominated

IGN Summer Movie Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2010 Best TV Hero Andrew Lincoln (For playing "Rick Grimes") Winner
Best New TV Series The Walking Dead Nominated
2011 Best TV DVD or Blu-Ray The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season on DVD and Blu-Ray Winner
Best TV Sci-Fi/Horror Series (IGN People's Choice Award) The Walking Dead Winner
Best TV DVD or Blu-Ray (IGN People's Choice Award) The Walking Dead: The Complete First Season (Special Edition) on DVD and Blu-Ray Nominated
Best TV Sci-Fi/Horror Series The Walking Dead Nominated
Best TV Twist "What Really Happened to Shane and Otis?" Nominated
2012 Best TV Sci-Fi/Horror Series[20] The Walking Dead Winner
Best TV Hero[20] Norman Reedus (For playing "Daryl Dixon") Winner
Best TV Sci-Fi/Horror Series (IGN People's Choice Award)[20] The Walking Dead Winner
Best TV Hero (IGN People's Choice Award)[20] Norman Reedus (For playing "Daryl Dixon") Winner
Best TV Series[20] The Walking Dead Nominated
Best TV DVD or Blu-Ray[20] The Walking Dead: The Complete Second Season Limited Edition on Blu-Ray Nominated
2013 Best TV Horror Series[20] The Walking Dead Nominated
Best TV Episode[20] "Clear" Nominated

International Cinematographers Guild

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2011 Maxwell Weinberg Publicist Showmanship Awards for Television[27] The Walking Dead Nominated

Image Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2016 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series[20] Danai Gurira Nominated

LIMA Licensing Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2015 Film, Television, or Entertainment Live Action Program The Walking Dead (AMC/Striker Entertainment) Nominated[28]
Overall Best Licensed Program The Walking Dead (AMC/Striker Entertainment) Nominated[28]
Retailer Hastings Nominated[28]
Film, Television, or Entertainment Live Action Licensee – Hard Goods Halloween masks and costumes (Trick or Treat Studios) Nominated[28]

National Television Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2015 Most Popular Multichannel Programme[20] The Walking Dead Nominated

One Show

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2011 Design: Outdoor Design / Single[29] The Walking Dead Cab (Ireland/Davenport) Merit
2016 Film: Craft: Cinematography[30] The Walking Dead "Shadows" (Bacon & Sons Film, AMC) Pending

OFTA Television Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2012 Best Cinematography in a Series[20] Rohn Schmidt Nominated
Best Makeup/Hairstyling in a Series[20] Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger, Taylor Knight, Donna M. Premick, Carey Jones, Yolanda Sheridan Nominated
2013 Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series[20] Lennie James Winner
Best Drama Series[20] The Walking Dead Nominated
Best Direction in a Drama Series[20] Ernest R. Dickerson, Greg Nicotero, Guy Ferland, Bill Gierhart, Michelle MacLaren, David Boyd, Tricia Brock, Daniel Sackheim, Lesli Linka Glatter, Jeremy Podeswa Nominated
Best Writing in a Drama Series[20] Charlie Adlard, Frank Darabont, Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, Scott M. Gimple, Glen Mazzara, Angela Kang, Evan T. Reilly, Nichole Beattie, Seth Hoffman Nominated
Best Music in a Series[20] Bear McCreary Nominated
Best Editing in a Series[20] Julius Ramsay, Hunter M. Via, Nathan Gunn,Kelley Dixon, Robert Bramwell Nominated
Best Cinematography in a Series[20] Rohn Schmidt, Michael E. Satrazemis Nominated
Best Production Design in a Series[20] Graham 'Grace' Walker, Gregory Melton, Doug Fick, Kristen Donaldson Nominated
Best Sound in a Series[20] Jerry Ross, Bartek Swiatek, David Kelson Nominated
Best Visual Effects in a Series[20] Victor Scalise, Jason Sperling, Jon Rosenthal, Darrell Pritchett Nominated
Best New Titles Sequence[20] The Walking Dead Nominated
Best Makeup/Hairstyling in a Series[20] Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger, Taylor Knight, Andy Schoneberg, Kevin Wasner, Jake Garber, Carey Jones, Yolanda Sheridan Nominated
2014 Best Direction in a Drama Series[20] Ernest R. Dickerson, Greg Nicotero, Guy Ferland, Bill Gierhart, Michelle MacLaren, David Boyd, Tricia Brock, Seth Mannino, Lesli Linka Glatter, Jeremy Podeswa, Stefan Schwartz, Michael Uppendahl, Jeffrey F. January, Julius Ramsay, Michael E. Satrazemis Winner
Best Drama Series[20] The Walking Dead Nominated
Best Cinematography in a Series[20] Rohn Schmidt, Michael E. Satrazemis, Stephen Campbell Nominated
Best Costume Design in a Series[20] Eulyn Womble Nominated
Best Makeup/Hairstyling in a Series[20] Greg Nicotero, Howard Berger, Taylor Knight, Donna M. Premick, Carey Jones

Garrett Immel, Gino Crognale, Yolanda Sheridan

Nominated
Best Sound in a Series[20] Jerry Ross, Michael P. Clark, Bartek Swiatek, David Kelson Nominated
Best Visual Effects in a Series[20] Victor Scalise, Jason Sperling, Darrell Pritchett Nominated
2015 Best Music in a Series[20] Nominated
Best Editing in a Series[20] Nominated
Best Cinematography in a Series[20] Nominated
Best Makeup/Hairstyling in a Series[20] Nominated
Best Visual Effects in a Series[20] Nominated

People's Choice Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2012 Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show[20] The Walking Dead Nominated
2013 Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show[20] The Walking Dead Nominated
Favorite Cable TV Drama[20] The Walking Dead Nominated
2014 Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show[20] The Walking Dead Nominated
Favorite Cable TV Drama[20] The Walking Dead Winner
Favorite TV Anti-Hero[20] Rick Grimes as "Rick Grimes" Winner
Favorite TV Hero[20] Norman Reedus Winner
Favorite TV Hero[20] Andrew Lincoln Nominated
2015 Favorite TV Show[20] The Walking Dead Nominated
Favorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show[20] The Walking Dead Nominated
Favorite TV Character We Miss Most[20] Scott Wilson as "Hershel Greene" Nominated
2016 Favorite TV Show[20] The Walking Dead Nominated
Favorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show[20] The Walking Dead Nominated
2017 Favorite TV Show The Walking Dead Pending
Favorite Cable TV Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show The Walking Dead Pending
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor Andrew Lincoln Pending
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress Lauren Cohan Pending

Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2014 Best TV Presentation[20] Scott M. Gimple, AMC Studios Winner

Satellite Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2011 Best Television Series, Genre[20] The Walking Dead Nominated
2012 Best Television Series, Genre[20] The Walking Dead Winner
Best Ensemble, Television[20] Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker and David Morrissey Winner
2013 Best Television Series or Miniseries, Genre[20] The Walking Dead Nominated
2014 Best Television Series, Genre[20] The Walking Dead Nominated
2015 Best Television Series, Genre[20] The Walking Dead Winner

Saturn Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2011 Best Television Presentation[31] The Walking Dead Winner
Best Actor on Television[31] Andrew Lincoln Nominated
Best Actress on Television[31] Sarah Wayne Callies Nominated
Best Guest Starring Role on Television[31] Noah Emmerich Nominated
Best Supporting Actor on Television[31] Steven Yeun Nominated
Best Supporting Actress on Television[31] Laurie Holden Nominated
2012 Best Presentation on Television[32] The Walking Dead Winner
Best Supporting Actor on Television[32] Norman Reedus Nominated
The Innovator Award[33] Robert Kirkman Winner
2013 Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series[34] The Walking Dead Winner
Best Actor on Television[34] Andrew Lincoln Nominated
Best Supporting Actor on Television[34] David Morrissey Nominated
Best Supporting Actress on Television[34] Laurie Holden Winner
2014 Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series[35] The Walking Dead Winner
Best Supporting Actress on Television[35] Melissa McBride Winner
Best Guest Starring Role on Television[35] David Morrissey Nominated
Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series[35] Chandler Riggs Winner
Best Television Release on DVD/Blu-Ray[20] The Walking Dead: The Complete Third Season Nominated
2015 Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series[36] The Walking Dead Winner
Best Actor on Television[36] Andrew Lincoln Winner
Best Supporting Actor on Television[36] Norman Reedus Nominated
Best Supporting Actress on Television[36] Emily Kinney Nominated
Melissa McBride Winner
Best Guest Star on Television[36] Andrew J. West Nominated
Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series[36] Chandler Riggs Nominated
2016 Best Horror Television Series[20] The Walking Dead Winner
Best Actor on Television[20] Andrew Lincoln Nominated
Best Supporting Actress on Television[20] Tovah Feldshuh Nominated
Danai Gurira Winner
Melissa McBride Nominated
Best Guest Star on Television[36] John Carroll Lynch Nominated
Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series[20] Chandler Riggs Winner

Scream Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2011 The Ultimate Scream[20] Nominated
Best TV Show[20] The Walking Dead Nominated
Best Horror Actress[20] Sarah Wayne Callies Nominated
Best Horror Actor[20] Andrew Lincoln Nominated
Best Supporting Actress[20] Laurie Holden Nominated
Breakout Performance - Male[20] Jon Bernthal Nominated

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2013 Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series[20] Ashley Rae Trisler, Russell Towery, Bob Fisher, Andrew Rusk, Taylor Towery, Philip Dido, W. Dante Ha Nominated
2014 Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series[20] Shellita Boxie, Elizabeth Davidovich, Becky Decker, Bob Fisher, Cal Johnson, Jasi Cotton Lanier, Ben Loggins, T. Ryan Mooney, Andrew Rusk, Russell Towery, Taylor Towery Nominated
2015 Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series[20] Jennifer Badger, Tye Claybrook Jr., Marcelle Coletti, Elizabeth Davidovich, Greg Dela Riva, Becky Decker, Nick DeKay, Philip Dido, Bob Fisher, Karin Justman, Ben Loggins, Anderson Martin, T. Ryan Mooney, Meredith Richardson, Andrew Rusk, Dalton Simons, Monty L. Simons, Savannah Simons, Russell Towery, Ashley Rae Trisler, Kevin Waterman Nominated
2016 Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series[20] Laura M. Beamer, Marcelle Coletti, Stephen Conroy, Raven-Danielle Baker, Elizabeth Davidovich, Keith Davis, Nick DeKay, Greg Dela Riva, Anthony DiRocco, Ian Eyre, Rachel Gelfeld, Damita Jane Howard, Duke Jackson, Cal Johnson, Ashley Rae Trisler, Marque Ohmes, Ryan D. Olson, Meredith Richardson, Bayland Rippenkroeger, Andy Rusk, Felipe Savahge, Dalton Simons, Monty L. Simons, Savannah Simons, Christopher Tardieu, Nikki Tomlinson, Casey Ann Zeller Nominated

Society of Camera Operators

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2015 Camera Operator of the Year - Television[20] Stephen Campbell Nominated

Streamy Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2013 Best Derivative Series[37] Cold Storage Winner

Teen Choice Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2011 Choice TV: Breakout Show[20] The Walking Dead Nominated

Television Critics Association Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2011 Outstanding New Program[20] The Walking Dead Nominated
2013 Program of the Year[20] The Walking Dead Nominated

TP de Oro

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2012 Best Foreign Series (Mejor Serie Extranjera)[20] The Walking Dead Nominated

TV Guide Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2012 Favorite Horror Series[20] The Walking Dead Nominated
2013 Favorite Actor[20] Andrew Lincoln Nominated
Favorite Villain[20] David Morrissey as "The Governor" Nominated
2014 Favorite Horror Series[20] The Walking Dead Winner
Favorite Actor[20] Andrew Lincoln Nominated

TV Quick Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2011 Best New Drama[20] Frank Darabont, Tom Luse, Denise M. Huth Nominated

Visual Effects Society Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2011 Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program[20] Sam Nicholson, Kent Johnson, Christopher D. Martin, Jason Sperling Nominated

Webby Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Webby Result People's Voice
2012 Interactive Advertising - Game or Application[38] The Walking Dead – The Game Honoree Honoree
2013 Best Writing[39] Michael Petok, Chris Pollack, Jared Hoffman, Sarah Donohue, AMC Digital, Generate (The Walking Dead Webisodes: Cold Storage) Nominated Winner
Drama[40] John Esposito (The Walking Dead Webisodes: Cold Storage) Nominated Winner
2014 Drama: Individual Short or Episode[41] Greg Nicotero, Jared Hoffman, Michael Petok, Chris Pollack, Luke Passmore (The Walking Dead Webisodes: The Oath) Honoree Honoree
Documentary: Individual Episode[42] The Making of The Walking Dead Season 3 Finale Honoree Honoree
2015 Drama: Long Form or Series[43] The Walking Dead Webisodes: Torn Apart - A New Day Winner Winner
Online Film & Video: Variety[44] Talking Dead (AMC) Winner Winner

Writers Guild of America Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2010 New Series[45] Frank Darabont, Robert Kirkman, Glen Mazzara, Jack LoGiudice, Charles H. Eglee, Adam Fierro Nominated
2012 Outstanding Achievement in Writing Derivative New Media[46] John Esposito, Gregory Nicotero, Generate (The Walking Dead Webisodes: Torn Apart) Winner
2013 Outstanding Achievement in Writing Derivative New Media[46] John Esposito, Generate, AMC Studios (The Walking Dead Webisodes: Cold Storage) Winner

Young Artist Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2012 Best Performance in a TV Series - Leading Young Actor[20] Chandler Riggs Nominated
Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actress[20] Madison Leisle Nominated
2013

Best Peformance in a TV Series - Leading Young Actor[20]

Chandler Riggs Nominated
Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young  Actress[20] Madison Lintz Nominated
2014 Best Performance in a TV Series - Leading Young Actor[20] Chandler Riggs Winner
2016 Best Performance in a TV Series - Recurring Young Actress (14 - 21)[20] Katelyn Nacon Nominated

Young Hollywood Awards

Year Category Nominee(s) Result
2014 Bingeworthy TV Show[20] The Walking Dead Nominated
We Love to Hate You[20] Zombies Nominated

References

  1. http://www.thewalkingdead.com/tv/the-story-tv/
  2. 'Walking Dead' spin-off series is officially in the works Entertainment Weekly (September 16, 2013)
  3. Spin-off lands a showrunner - www.uproxx.com (Mar 28, 2014)
  4. The Walking Dead Spin-Off TV Series Is Unrelated To Comics According To Robert Kirkman, comicbook.com, (April 9, 2014).
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