AMC reveals The Walking Dead submissions for Emmy consideration

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AMC lays out its shows for consideration at the 2018 Emmy Awards. This year The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead could be contenders.

Every year AMC submits its shows to be considered for the Emmy Awards and this year the network is packing in all of its Fear the Walking Dead and Walking Dead actors in hopes of finally gaining a few nominations.

Let’s start with a look at the current list of submissions from AMC, which could change leading up to July 12 Emmy nominations are announced:

Fear the Walking Dead

Drama Series

Drama Actress: Kim Dickens

Drama Actor: Frank Dillane

Drama Supporting Actress: Alycia Debnam-Carey, Jenna Elfman, Danay Garcia, Maggie Grace, Mercedes Mason

Drama Supporting Actor: Garret Dillahunt, Colman Domingo, Lennie James.

Ride With Norman Reedus

Unstructured Reality Series

Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics

Documentary Series

The Walking Dead

Drama Series

Drama Actor: Andrew Lincoln

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

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

The Walking Dead: Red Machete

Short-Form Drama Series

Short-Form Drama Series Actress: Anais Lilit

There are a couple of things worth pointing out here.

First and foremost, Lennie James is submitted for consideration for both The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead. That suggests he’s going to be pretty firmly rooted in Fear from this point forward.

Fear the Walking Dead has submissions for both actress (Kim Dickens) and actor (Frank Dillane) while The Walking Dead only has Andrew Lincoln in the actor category and everyone else is listed as supporting cast. It might have made sense to list Lauren Cohan in the actress category.

We won’t know the official Emmy nominees until July 12, but from this point forward AMC will be lobbying voters, trying to land as many nominations as possible. The Walking Dead has been overlooked at the Emmys, but this could be the season that Fear the Walking Dead makes a splash if things continue on this positive trend in season 4. Newcomers Garret Dillahunt, Maggie Grace and Jenna Elfman have already made a huge impact on the show and we’re only two episodes into the new season. Could they land nominations in their first season on the show?

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What do you think? Who should receive Emmy nominations this year?