We live in a world where Transformers: Age of Extinction is being promoted for Oscar consideration, but The Walking Dead still hasn’t gotten a Golden Globe or an Emmy. That is completely nuts, amirite? I’m at Cinema Blend talking about it, and offering my reasons why The Walking Dead absolutely deserves some big awards.
The nominees for the 2015 Golden Globes were announced this morning. In addition to yet another year of snubs for the amazing Tatiana Maslany and the cast ofOrphan Black, there is another show that is noticeably missing from the nominees this year: AMC’s The Walking Dead. The Walking Dead has only gotten better with each new season, and it certainly deserves to start getting recognition from the likes of the Globes and the Emmys. Let’s talk about why The Walking Dead needs to start winning some awards.
The Lead Actor Is Great
Andrew Lincoln has managed to create such an interesting and engaging lead character in Rick Grimes. It’s been so exciting–and a bit tragic–to watch him transform from the moral, frightened cop to this stone-cold, badass walker fighter. 2014 has been a year of extreme change for the group–and Rick in particular. After a great deal of loss, betrayal, and tragedy, Rick has truly adapted into quite the predator in this new, harsh world. Because the show began with Rick waking from his coma, we have gotten to learn about this new world through Rick’s eyes, which makes his journey much more impactful for the audience. Rick’s come a long way, and Lincoln has made Rick’s journey a believable and engaging one, deserving of a best actor nod….