The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror announced its nominees for the 39th Annual Saturn Awards… and The Walking Dead was nominated for four!

We all know The Walking Dead is awesome; bringing together core concepts like trust, hope and survival… and not to mention kicking some zombie butt! But last night when the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror announced its nominees for the 39th Annual Saturn Awards, The Walking Dead had the honour and esteem of scooping a grand total of four nominations!

TWD Andrew Lincoln

The nominations include Best Syndicated Cable Television Series, Best Actor (Andrew Lincoln as Rick Grimes), Best Supporting Actor (David Morrissey as The Governor) and Best Supporting Actress (Laurie Holden as Andrea).

Including the nominations for The Walking Dead, AMC has bagged an amazing eleven nominations in total this year, including four nominations for Breaking Bad, two for The Killing and one for Hell on Wheels.

TWD David Morrissey

Up against the show in the Best Syndicated Cable Television Series category is HBO’s True Blood, Showtime’s Dexter, FX’s American Horror Story, TNT’s Leverage and another of AMC’s own, The Killing. What a tough choice!

Andrew Lincoln’s competition is equally as daunting for Best Actor. Also up for the award is The Following‘s Kevin Bacon, Revolution‘s Billy Burke, Dexter‘s Michael C. Hall, Fringe‘s Joshua Jackson, Leverage‘s Timothy Hutton and Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston. Ouch, a few fan favourites there, too!

TWD Laurie Holden

In the Best Supporting Actor category, David Morrissey has a difficult run up against Revolution‘s Giancarlo Esposito, Spartacus‘ Todd Lasance, Fringe‘s John Noble, Hell on Wheels‘ Colm Meaney and Breaking Bad‘s Jonathan Banks. Whilst The Governor is a nasty nasty man in The Walking Dead, it would be great for Morrissey to pick up the title!

In the Best Supporting Actress category, Laurie Holden (our beloved Andrea) has to overcome competeition from Jennifer Carpenter of Dexter, Sarah Carter of Falling Skies, Jessica Lange of American Horror Story, Beth Riesgraf of Leverage and Anna Gunn of Breaking Bad.

The 39th Annual Saturn Awards will be presented at a ceremony sometime this June.

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