“Game of Thrones” has won the Emmy for Best Non-Prosthetic Makeup for a Single-Camera Series for four of its six season (2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016); “Boardwalk Empire” bested it in 2011 and “True Detective” in 2014. With “Game of Thrones” not eligible to contend at this year’s awards, two of the past also-rans, “Vikings” and “Penny Dreadful,” are hoping to win for the first time. However, to do so, they will have to hold off a trio of hot new shows: “Stranger Things,” “This Is Us” and “Westworld.”
“Vikings” is on nomination number four and submitted the episode “All His Angels” (Tom McInerney, Katie Derwin, and Ciara Scannell and Lizanne Proctor). “Penny Dreadful,” which is set in the supernatural world of Victorian England, contended for the first time last year. It is now nominated for its final season’s penultimate episode “Perpetual Night” (Enzo Mastrantonio, Clare Lambe, Caterina Sisto, Lorraine McCrann and Morna Ferguson).
“This Is Us,” which takes place in both the 1980s and the present day, entered “I Call Marriage” (Zoe Hay, Heather Plott, Elizabeth Hoel-Chang, Judith Lynn Staats and John Damiani). The sci-fi series “Stranger Things” takes place in the 1980s and submitted the episode “The Monster” (Myke Michaels and Teresa Vest). “Westworld,” which takes place in a modern-day world in which people visit a replica of the Wild West, vies with the pilot “The Original” (Christien Tinsley, Myriam Arougheti, Gerald Quist, Lydia Milars, and Ed French).
At the Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards earlier this year, “Stranger Things,” “This is Us” and “Vikings” were snubbed. “Penny Dreadful” and “Westworld” contended for Best Period and/or Character Makeup Television and New Media Series but lost to “Game of Thrones.”However, “Westworld” did take home the award for Best Contemporary Makeup as well as Best Special Makeup Effects Television and New Media Series.
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