New teaser promo for The Walking Dead season 6

August 31, 2015

During last night’s episode of Fear the Walking Dead, AMC debuted a short new promo for the upcoming sixth season of The Walking Dead, which you can see right here…

The Walking Dead season 6 gets underway on AMC on October 11th, with returning cast members Andrew Lincoln, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Sonequa Martin-Green, Lauren Cohan, Steven Yeun, Norman Reedus, Lennie James, Seth Gilliam, Michael Cudlitz, Alanna Masterson, Christian Serratos, Alexandra Breckenridge and Austin Nichols joined by newcomers Ethan Embry, Corey Hawkins and Merritt Wever.

For Your Consideration: The 2015 Chainsaw Award Nominees for Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series!

March 04, 2015

With the Chainsaw Award voting still in session, FANGORIA believes that every nominee deserves a fair shot at the award in question. Yet when it comes to performances, the objective nature of cinema really takes a hold of the voter: fans of one kind of particular horror may disregard a contender altogether if they believe their project to be not their “type of horror.” Nevertheless, FANGORIA wants to shine a light on these nominees to give voters a better understanding of what makes their performances stand out within the genre this year.

Of course, there are a fair share of contenders who unfortunately didn’t make the cut in 2014. Michelle Monaghan, although fantastic in her performance, was a victim of underwriting in TRUE DETECTIVE, which cost her a potential nod in this category. The same goes for the marvelous Olivia Cooke in BATES MOTEL, whose role as Norman’s perpetually ill love interest was far too underused among the second season’s varied subplots. Angela Bassett was also straight-up great on AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW, but unfortunately, her flamboyant performance lacked that special something to make it Chainsaw Award worthy. And while Season Five has given the most multi-dimensional version of Danai Gurira’s Michonne on THE WALKING DEAD, the character is still too stoic and predictable that Gurira’s excellent performance can’t break through the writer’s glass ceiling.

So without further ado, here are your FANGORIA Chainsaw Award Nominees for Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series…

Gillian Anderson, HANNIBAL
Madeleine Martin, HEMLOCK GROVE
The obvious fan favorite among this year’s nominees, Melissa McBride has really delivered in Season 5 as Carol, a character many thought would be gone from the series altogether after Season 4. But McBride has earned her praise hand over fist, as her committed and physical performance improves both the writing and acting of any scene she shares. Furthermore, McBride has completely sold her transformation as a character from victimized wife to seasoned survivor, and is easily one of the most compassionate performances among the massive cast.
Deborah Ann Woll, TRUE BLOOD

If you would like to vote for any of these nominees for Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series, check out the full ballot here and send your completed ballot to

40th Annual Saturn Awards!

June 29, 2014

Melissa McBride (Carol Peletier) won the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series, Chandler Riggs (Carl Grimes) won Best Performance By a Younger Actor in a Television Series, the show itself won Best Syndicated/Cable Television Series, and if that wasn’t enough, it looks like our own Greg Nicotero also won a special honor called The George Pal Memorial Award.

The only disappointment is that David Morrissey (The Governor), who was nominated as Best Guest Star in a Television Series, lost to Robert Forster in Breaking Bad. But considering all the competition everyone faced in every category, it’s wonderful to see TWD recognized.

The 2014 event — presented by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films — was held June 26 in Burbank, CA. TWD’s own Kyla Kenedy (Mika) presented an award, showrunner Scott Gimple was on hand to accept, and Scott Wilson (Hershel Greene) also looked dapper with the group — as you can see in photos below.

Melissa, who looked gorgeous as always, tweeted after the show: “BIG thanks to @SaturnAwards for the very special recognition tonight! Such a wonderful evening of celebration & inspiration #TWDFamily.”

With many thanks to Marina, I’ve added pictures of Melissa from the Saturn Awards!

Melissa Nominated for 2014 Critics’ Choice Television Award!

May 30, 2014

Yes! Now we’re rolling. The fourth annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards nominations were just released, and Melissa McBride (Carol Peletier) was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her work in The Walking Dead Season 4. Slay, Carol, slay!

Here’s her category lineup:

Christine Baranski, The Good Wife (CBS)
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Annet Mahendru, The Americans (FX)
Melissa McBride, The Walking Dead (AMC)
Maggie Siff, Sons of Anarchy (FX)
Bellamy Young, Scandal (ABC)

Melissa has some worthy competition — and since Breaking Bad just had its final season it may sweep every award — but she should win this. She’s earned it!

There were other categories where the Broadcast Television Journalists Association could’ve nominated TWD — Including Best Drama Series and Best Actor or Supporting Actor in a Drama Series — but this is a good start. Hopefully the Emmy Award voters take this cue instead of following the disappointing TCAs.

We’ll find out if Melissa won when the 2014 Critics’ Choice TV Awards are broadcast live on The CW from the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Congrats to Melissa — and good luck!

The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres in October on AMC.

The Walking Dead Fans Launch “McEmmy Campaign”

May 23, 2014

It’s no secret we heart the heck out of Melissa McBride and think the world of her powerful work as Carol Peletier on The Walking Dead Season 4. And we’re not alone!

“The Grove” was one of the strongest episodes of the series to date, in large part because of Melissa’s unforgettable performance, which left Greg Nicotero speechless and in tears. And this is the guy who deals with fake blood and guts for a living, so he’s not all that soft.

AMC recently revealed the “Something Human” posters it’s using to promote the TWD cast for Emmy Awards consideration. We hope it works, but fans are also launching their own campaigns to reinforce the message.

Right after the Emmys posters were revealed, fans created a Twitter account and Facebook page for The McEmmy Campaign.

@McEmmyCampaign is “A Grassroots Fan Campaign” that’s currently pushing a series of tweets labeled “For Your Consideration – Melissa McBride for Outstanding Supporting Actress in The Walking Dead #McEmmy” to outlets from The Hollywood Reporter to Entertainment Weekly. The Facebook page is also posting billboard photos of Melissa/Carol, adding, “Melissa McBride deserves an Emmy nomination for her work in season four of The Walking Dead. Help spread the word!”

The word is slowly getting out. They had 68 likes and 49 followers on Day 1, and updated that they were up to 274 likes and 90 followers after the first 48 hours. They are currently at 303/98, so we’ll have to see if the momentum grows. Join the cause!

The Walking Dead Season 5 premieres in October on AMC.