The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced their nominees for EMMY awards this morning and, shockingly, The Walking Dead did not receive a nomination for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie, or a Special.
However, the Lifetime movie Anna Nicole did.
Let that sink in for a moment.
Other nominees in the prosthetic makeup category are American Horror Story: Coven, Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, and The Normal Heart.
It also did not receive a nomination for Outstanding Special and Visual Effects. Those nominations went to Almost Human, COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey, Game of Thrones, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and The 100.
Oddly, The Walking Dead received a nomination in the Outstanding Special and Visual Effects in a Supporting Role category, with acknowledgement going to Victor Scalise (VFX Supervisor), Darrell Dean Pritchett (Special FX Supervisor), Matt Robken (VFX Producer), Gary Romey (VFX Coordinator), Martin Hilke (Lead 2D Artist), Diego Galtieri (Senior 2D Artist), Michael Cook (Lead CG Artist), William L. Arance *Senior CG Artist), and Dylen Vasquez (2D Artist). They're up against Black Sails, Da Vinci's Demons, Hawaii Five-O, Mob City, and Vikings.
The Walking Dead also received a nod for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series, with acknowledgement going to Jerry Ross (Supervising Sound Editor), Michael Baber (Music Editor), Tim Farrell (Sound Effects), Lou Thomas (Dialogue Editor), and Clayton Weber (Foley Artist). They're up against Black Sails, Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, and Game of Thrones.
The Walking Dead did not receive any acting, directing or writing nominations nomination.