Will fourth time be the charm for “The Walking Dead‘s” snarling, growling zombies to finally win Best Sound Editing at the Emmys? The AMC show’s sound effects were previously nominated in 2011, 2012 and 2014, but it lost out to “Boardwalk Empire,” “Game of Thrones” and “Black Sails,” respectfully.
Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions
Eligible TV academy members will be voting on the Season 5 finale, titled “Conquer,” in which the characters (including Steven Yeun, above) faced an onslaught of enemies, from terrifying walkers to gun-wielding Alexandria residents.
Rival Emmy nominees in this year’s Best Sound Editing race are “Black Sails” (episode “XVIII”), “Boardwalk Empire” (episode “The Good Listener”), “Game of Thrones” (episode “Hardhome”), “Gotham” (episode “All Happy Families Are Alike”) and “Daredevil” (episode “Speak Of The Devil”).
The zombie series may be a ratings juggernaut, but so far it only has two prosthetic makeup Emmys to show for all of its success. In 2011, the “Days Gone By” episode prevailed while in 2012 it was the “What Lies Ahead” episode.
“The Walking Dead” could triple its total Emmy haul this year as the show is nominated in four Creative Arts categories:
Best Prosthetic Makeup
Best Sound Editing
Best Stunt Coordination
Best Supporting Visual Effects
How many Emmys will “The Walking Dead” win this year? Sound off at the bottom of this post and be sure to join the discussion in our TV forum.
Experts Emmy predictions: All 32 categories
Make your own Emmys picks now to the right or at the bottom of this post.
You could win one of our three prizes ($500, $300 and $200 Amazon gift certificates) as well as a place of honor on our leaderboard and a starring role in next year’s Top 24 Users (the two dozen folks who do the best predicting this year’s Emmys line-up).
Meet the guy who won our contest to predict the Emmys last year — and learn how he did it and how you can be our next Gold Derby superstar.
Last year, our Experts had an accuracy rate of 58.62% when it came to predicting the Emmy winners. That score tied them with both Gold Derby’s Editors and the Top 24 Users (those two dozen folks who did the best at predicting last year’s Emmys). Our Users scored 51.72% (Click on any of these groups to see what they got right and wrong last year.)
Which group will be victorious this year?
As some of our Users turn out to be our smartest prognosticators, it’s important that you give us your predictions. Your picks influence our Users racetrack odds, which also factor into our official combined odds.
Photo: Steven Yeun, ‘Conquer.’ Credit: AMC/courtesy Everett Collection/REX