‘The Walking Dead’ Emmy submissions: Andrew Lincoln, Danai Gurira, Norman Reedus and more vie for nominations

Will AMC’s “The Walking Dead” break through in top categories at the Emmys? The horror series about survivors of the zombie apocalypse has been an awards fixture for its last seven seasons, nominated every year from 2011-2017 and winning twice for its prosthetic makeup (2011-2012). But all of the show’s 16 total nominations have come in Creative Arts categories. Can it break through in even more races in year eight? It has submitted dozens of actors, writers, editors, cinematographers and many more on this year’s Emmy ballot. Scroll down for its full list of submissions.

Though the Emmys have only recognized “The Walking Dead” for its crafts thus far, the Golden Globes nominated it for Best Drama Series in 2011. It was also named among the top 10 TV programs of the year in 2011 and 2013 by the American Film Institute. And at the Critics’ Choice Awards it earned nominations for lead actor Andrew Lincoln (2013) and supporting actress Melissa McBride (2014) and a win for guest performer Jeffrey Dean Morgan (2016).

Those three actors are back on the Emmy ballot this year (though Morgan is now a supporting actor instead of a guest). And there are many more: 18 actors in all have been entered for consideration, 19 if you count Anais Lilit for her performance in the short-form series “The Walking Dead: Red Machete.” More than half of those submissions are for Best Drama Supporting Actor, where 11 men from the show are up for consideration including Ross Marquand, Norman Reedus and Chandler Riggs in addition to Morgan.

“The Walking Dead” even has two programs up for Short Form awards. The aforementioned “Red Machete” is aiming for a nomination for Best Short Form Comedy/Drama Series and “The Minds Behind: The Walking Dead” for Best Short Form Nonfiction/Reality Program.

But in 2017 the show was only nominated for one award: Best Prosthetic Makeup. How many nominations and wins will the show receive in 2018? Check out the show’s complete list of submissions below (except for music composition categories, which follow different procedures and don’t publicly release their ballots).

Best Drama Series

Best Short Form Comedy/Drama Program
“The Walking Dead: Red Machete”

Best Short Form Nonfiction/Reality Program
“The Minds Behind: The Walking Dead”

Best Drama Actor
Andrew Lincoln

Best Drama Supporting Actor
Austin Amelio
Seth Gilliam
Lennie James
Ross Marquand
Josh McDermitt
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Steven Ogg
Tom Payne
Khary Payton
Norman Reedus
Chandler Riggs

Best Drama Supporting Actress
Lauren Cohan
Danai Gurira
Alanna Masterson
Melissa McBride
Pollyanna McIntosh
Christian Serratos

Best Actress (Short Form Comedy/Drama Series)
Anais Lilit — “The Walking Dead: Red Machete”

Best Directing (Drama)
“Do Not Send Us Astray”
“Some Guy”
“Time for After”

Best Writing (Drama)
“How It’s Gotta Be”
“Some Guy”
“Still Gotta Mean Something”

Best Casting (Drama)

Best Cinematography (Single-Camera, One Hour)
“The Big Scary U”
“Do Not Send Us Astray”

Best Costumes (Contemporary)
“Some Guy”

Best Hairstyling (Single-Camera Series)

Best Interactive Media (Creative Achievement within a Scripted Program)
“The Walking Dead 30 Experience: Negan Under Attack”

Best Main Title Design
“The Walking Dead: Behind the Dead”

Best Makeup (Non-Prosthetic, Single-Camera Series)

Best Makeup (Prosthetic)
“Time for After”

Best Picture Editing (Single-Camera Drama Series)
“How It’s Gotta Be”
“The Key”
“Some Guy”

Best Production Design (Contemporary, One Hour)

Best Sound Editing (One Hour Series)
“Some Guy”

Best Sound Mixing (One Hour Series)

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