The Walking Dead may get little recognition by the “serious” awards shows like the Emmys and Golden Globes, but at least it’s noticed by the more sci-fi focused awards. It was revealed this week that the show and its actors have been nominated for seven Saturn Awards by The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.
The Walking Dead is the most nominated TV show this year, beating out NBC’s Hannibal, with six nominations.
The show itself is nominated for best syndicated/cable television series, up against contenders like American Horror Story: Freak Show, The Strain and Falling Skies. The show’s lead actor, Andrew Lincoln is nominated for best actor and Norman Reedus is nominated for best supporting actor.
Best supporting actor might be a tough one for fans, because both Emily Kinney and Melissa McBride were nominated in the category. This might just reignite the Bethyl, Caryl shipping wars.
Chandler Riggs gets some recognition with a nomination for best performance by a young actor. We think the babies who play Judith were robbed, though, that was some damn fine baby acting.
And finally Andrew J. West is nominated for best guest performance for his deliciously evil portrayal of the cannibal Gareth.
The Saturn Awards will be held June 25.
Below we have a full list of the TV nominations:
Best Network Television Series:
Person of Interest
Best Syndicated / Cable Television Series:
American Horror Story: Freak Show
The Walking Dead
Best Limited Run Television Series:
From Dusk Till Dawn
Game of Thrones
The Last Ship
Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series:
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Best Youth-Oriented Television Series:
Pretty Little Liars
The Vampire Diaries
Best Actor in a Television Series:
Hugh Dancy Hannibal
Grant Gustin The Flash
Andrew Lincoln The Walking Dead
Tobias Menzies Outlander
Mads Mikkelsen Hannibal
Noah Wyle Falling Skies
Best Actress in a Television Series:
Haley Atwell Agent Carter
Caitronia Balfe Outlander
Vera Farmiga Bates Motel
Jessica Lange American Horror Story: Freak Show
Rachel Nichols Continuum
Rebecca Romjin The Librarians
Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series:
David Bradley The Strain
Laurence Fishburne Hannibal
Sam Heughan Outlander
Erik Knudsen Continuum
Norman Reedus The Walking Dead
Richard Samuel The Strain
Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series:
Emilia Clarke Game of Thrones
Jenna Coleman Doctor Who
Caroline Dhavernas Hannibal
Lexa Doig Continuum
Emily Kinney The Walking Dead
Melissa McBride The Walking Dead
Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Television Series:
Camren Bicondova Gotham
Maxim Knight Falling Skies
Tyler Posey Teen Wolf
Chandler Riggs The Walking Dead
Holly Taylor The Americans
Maisie Williams Game of Thrones
Best Guest Performance in a Television Series:
Dominic Cooper Agent Carter
Neil Patrick Harris American Horror Story: Freak Show
John Larroquette The Librarians
Wentworth Miller The Flash
Michael Pitt Hannibal
Andrew J. West The Walking Dead