‘The Walking Dead’ Honors Tonight’s Oscars With Its Own “For Your Consideration” Nominees

Leave it to AMC‘s The Walking Dead to practice what it preaches on camera and off. Case-in-point? Tonight’s Academy Awards broadcast on ABC, which will be running up against the long-running horror-drama series. To be clear, it won’t be much of a competition because (A) it’s the Oscars, even if it is a dumpster fire; and (2) The Walking Dead doesn’t “do” same-day ratings anymore, anyway.

Still, we have to appreciate the good faith effort made by TWD showrunner Angela Kang‘s crew to throw a little love at their distinguished competition by “honoring” a number of this year’s nominees you may have forgotten about during all the “For Your Consideration” Oscar campaigning.

Keeping it real? This year’s Oscars broadcast is in desperate need of a good laugh and some decent press (google “oscars” and “troubles” and you’ll see why).

Except… these seem just a bit off??? Pretty sure I would’ve remembered Eugenian Rhapsody

For those of you who are choosing to be Oscar-free tonight, here’s a sneak preview and trailer for Sunday night’s episode of AMC‘s The Walking Dead, “Bounty”:

The Walking Dead s09e11 “Bounty”: The savage group led by Alpha confronts the Hilltop in a harrowing attempt to retrieve her daughter. A supply run for the Kingdom turns into a dangerous quest.

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The second half of “The Walking Dead” Season 9 finds our groups of survivors, both old and new, continuing to deal with the impact of events that took place during the six years that have passed. Since the disappearance of Rick, many of these characters have become strangers to each other, and in some ways, strangers to themselves.

What they do know is that they are in undeniable danger. They will soon realize the world just beyond does not operate as they thought. The group’s rules and ways of survival no longer guarantee their safety. A whole new threat has crossed their paths, and they soon discover it’s unlike any threat they have encountered or endured before. The group will start to question what they think they see. What may appear to be normal in this post-apocalyptic world could actually be more disturbing and terrifying than when the apocalypse first broke out. All that is certain is the stakes are high and numerous.

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, “The Walking Dead” tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse and follows a group of survivors who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The series is executive produced by chief content officer Scott M. Gimple, showrunner Angela Kang, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, Greg Nicotero, Tom Luse and Denise Huth.

The Walking Dead airs Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET on AMC.

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Bring Out Your Dead: Bleeding Cool’s The Walking Dead Live-Blog is back each and every Walking Dead Sunday night – starting with a little “pre-game” at 8:30 p.m ET (live-blog goes live on our website) before charging head-long into our live-blog coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET. After the show, hang out with us a little longer as we share our thoughts on the night’s developments and offer up some predictions on what’s still to come – and to see if Chris Hardwick has any news to break on Talking Dead.

About Ray Flook

Proudly serving as TV Editor, Ray started with Bleeding Cool in 2013 as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought aboard as staff in 2017. Counting John Cusack as his pop culture "spirit animal," his "word fu" stays strong as he continues trying really hard to be the sheppard...

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