Be afraid, Emmy voters. Be very afraid. This year’s leading contender for Best Prosthetic Makeup has to be “The Walking Dead,” AMC’s zombie apocalypse drama that won this same trophy in 2011 and 2012. TV academy members will be watching “Strangers,” the second episode from Season 5 that featured gooey water zombies and cannibals feasting on a man’s leg.
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Rival nominees in the Best Prosthetic Makeup race are the “American Horror Story: Freak Show” miniseries, “Boardwalk Empire” (episode “The Good Listener”), “Game of Thrones” (episode “Hardhome”), “The Knick” (episode “Crutchfield”) and “Penny Dreadful” (episode “Grand Guignol”).
“The Walking Dead” may be the most-watched series on television, but so far it only has those two Prosthetic Makeup Emmys to show for its success. In 2011, the “Days Gone By” episode prevailed while in 2012 it was the “What Lies Ahead” episode.
It could triple its total haul this year as the show is nominated in four Creative Arts categories: Best Prosthetic Makeup, Best Sound Editing, Best Stunt Coordination and Best Supporting Visual Effects.
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