The Walking Dead universe series and actors nominated for Saturn Awards

Lauren Cohan as Maggie Rhee - The Walking Dead: Dead City _ Season 1, Episode 5 - Photo Credit: Peter Kramer/AMC
Lauren Cohan as Maggie Rhee - The Walking Dead: Dead City _ Season 1, Episode 5 - Photo Credit: Peter Kramer/AMC /

The Walking Dead universe has a strong presence among the 2023 Saturn Awards nominees. Either by way of series within the franchise or actors starring in other features. Robert Kirkman’s Renfield received much love by way of nominations.

Fear the Walking Dead, The Walking Dead: Dead City, and Lauren Cohan (Maggie Rhee) all received nominations for this year’s awards.

Best Horror Television Series

  • Fear the Walking Dead
  • Silo

Best New Genre Television Series

  • The Walking Dead: Dead City

Best Actress in a Television Series

  • Lauren Cohan (Dead City)

Below is the list of other projects which feature actors from The Walking Dead universe whose projects received nominations.

Best Science Fiction Television Series

  • Star Trek: Picard
  • Silo

Best Fantasy Television Series

  • Wednesday

Best Superhero Television Series

  • She-Hulk: Attorney-At-Law

Best Television Home Media Release

  • Creepshow Season 3

Best Television Presentation

  • The Munsters

Best Fantasy Film

  • Haunted Mansion

Best Horror Film

  • Insidious: Red Door
  • Renfield

Best Superhero Film

  •  Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3

Best Thriller Film

  • Oppenheimer

Best Film Screenwriting

  • Oppenheimer

Best Film Music (Composer)

  • Renfield – Marco Beltrami

Best Film Make-up

  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3
  • Renfield

Best Film Editing

  • Oppenheimer
  • Renfield

Best Film Costume

  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3
  • Oppenheimer

Best Visual/Special Effects

  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 3
  • Oppenheimer

Walking Dead universe actors in Saturn Award nominated projects

Renfield and Guardians of The Galaxy: Vol. 3 both received four nominations. 

Renfield is an original story penned by TWD comic creator Robert Kirkman. The movie also features Walking Dead actors Josh Mikel (Jared on TWD) and Keith Brooks (Claimer Dan on TWD).

Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol.3 sees Michael Rooker reprise his role as Yondu.

Steve Coulter, who portrayed Reg Monroe on TWD, has the second-highest number of projects on this list. He stars in Oppenheimer, Insidious: Red Door, and She-Hulk: Attorney-At-Law.  Nick Gomez (Tomas on TWD) also stars in She-Hulk. 

Avatar: The Way of Water has the next highest number of nominees and stars Fear the Walking Dead actor Cliff Curtis (Travis). Michelle Hurd (Dead City), wife of Fear TWD actor Garett Dillahunt (John Dorie  Fear TWD), stars in Star Trek: Picard. 

Walking Dead universe director and SFX guru Greg Nicotero’s Creepshow also earned a nomination. Daniel Roebuck, who starred in a TWDU webisode, The Walking Dead: Cold Storage, played Grandpa Munster in Rob Zombie’s The Munsters.

Dania Gurira, known for her role as Michonne in TWDU, stars in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. 

Avi Nash (Siddiq on TWD) stars in the series Silo, and Bryan McClure (TWD) portrays the Headless Knight in Haunted Mansion. Jamie McShane, who played Lt. Moyers in season 1 of Fear TWD, stars on Wednesday.

That is an impressive list of Walking Dead talent. Congrats to all the Saturn Award nominees.

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