2008 Nominated Emmy Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series Michael E. Lawshe (supervising sound editor), Norval D. Crutcher III (supervising adr editor), Karyn Foster (dialogue editor), Marc Meyer (supervising sound effects editor), Timothy A. Cleveland, Paul J. Diller & Al Gomez (sound effects editors), Casey J. Crabtree & Michael Crabtree (foley artists), Dino A. Moriana (music editor) (CW) for: episode "Jus In Bello"
2006 Nominated Emmy Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) Christopher Lennertz (composer) (WB) for: episode "Pilot"
2006 Nominated EmmyOutstanding Sound Editing for a Series Michael E. Lawshe (supervising sound editor), Timothy A. Cleveland, Paul J. Diller, Marc Meyer & David Lynch (sound effects editors), Jessica Goodwin (dialog editor), Karyn Foster (dialog/adr editor), Chris McGeary (music editor), David Lee Fein &
Jody Thomas (foley artist) (WB) for: episode "Pilot"
2010 Nominated GLAAD Media Award Outstanding Individual Episode (in a Series without a Regular LGBT Character) for: episode "The Real Ghostbusters"
2009 Nominated GLAAD Media Award Outstanding Individual Episode (in a series without a regular LGBT character) for: episode "Ghostfacers"
2009 Nominated Leo Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series Mandy Playdon for: episode "Family Remains"
2008 Nominated Leo Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series Jessica Harmon for: episode "All Hell Breaks Loose - Part 1"
Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA
2008 Nominated Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing - Sound Effects and Foley for Short Form Television Michael E. Lawshe (supervising sound editor), Norval D. Crutcher III (co-supervising sound editor), Marc Meyer (sound designer), Stuart Calderon, Timothy A. Cleveland, David Lynch & Paul J. Diller (sound editors), Casey J. Crabtree & Michael Crabtree (foley artists) for: episode "All Hell Breaks Loose", part II
2007 Nominated Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing in Sound Effects and Foley for Television - Short Form Michael E. Lawshe (supervising sound editor), Marc Meyer (sound designer), Crabtree, Jackie (supervising foley editor), Casey J. Crabtree, Michael Crabtree & Beck, Monette (foley artists), Jason Oliver (sound effects editor) for: episode "Salvation"
2006 Nominated Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing in Television Short Form - Sound Effects & Foley Michael E. Lawshe (supervising sound editor), Jen Stern (supervising foley editor), Timothy A. Cleveland, Adam Johnston & Marc Meyer (sound editors/sound design), Paul J. Diller, David Lynch & Brian Risner (sound editors), Stuart Calderon (sound editor/foley editor), Casey J. Crabtree & Michael Crabtree (foley artists) for: the pilot episode
Sam Winchester (Jared Padalecki) was an infant and his brother Dean (Jensen Ackles) was four when their mother was killed by a demon in the form of a fireball that invaded their home in Lawrence, Kansas. Their father, John (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), trained the boys to help him fight paranormal entities and spent the succeeding 22 years in pursuit of the demon responsible for his wife’s death. After high school Sam wanted out and left for college but, as graduation neared, Dean showed up seeking his help to find their missing father. Sam reluctantly agreed and the two handsome brothers set off in search of their father. They traveled around the country defeating a wide variety of unearthly creatures, including ghosts, vampires, poltergeists, demons, shape-shifters, werewolves and others based on local legends, using their wiles and fending off local cops who always wanted to shut them down. Sam sometimes had premonitions about their next confrontation with evil, while in other cases they read in the news about strange events. They also received calls from their father asking them to go to the aid of people being terrorized and not to keep trying to find him.
In the spring of 2006 the brothers reunited with John to destroy the demon that had killed their mother but it was too powerful and at the start of the 2006 – 2007 season John traded his life to the demon to keep it from killing Dean. They resumed their hunt with the occasional help of Ellen Harvelle (Samantha Ferris), a friend of John’s who provided them with information about evil spirits and their fellow hunters. At the end of the season Sam was killed by Jake (Aldis Hodge), a young man being manipulated by the yellow-eyed demon who had taken both their parents but Dean got another demon to bring Sam back to life (in exchange for Dean’s soul in a year). The brothers, along with Ellen and their hunter friend Bobby Singer (Jim Beaver), confronted Jake at a cemetery in Wyoming where the yellow-eyed demon had sent him to open a hell gate to release a horde of demons on the world. Sam killed Jake, but not before hundreds of demons escaped. With the help of their father’s soul, which came out of the Hell Gate, Dean was able to kill the yellow-eyed demon, freeing John’s soul from hell. When Sam forced Dean to admit the deal he had made to save him he vowed to find a way to get his brother out of it.
The fourth season (2008 – 2009) opened with Sam and Dean seeking answers from a psychic on how and why Dean had returned from Hell (he was back to keep Lucifer from rising). The spirits of Meg and Agent Hendricksen came back and accused the brothers of failing them. Sam and Dean found Jack, who was in the process of changing into a Rugaru (a flesh-eating demon). Seven angels had been killed and Castiel (Misha Collins) and Uriel (Robert Wisdom) recruited Dean to question their prisoner, Alastair (Mark Rolston), to learn who the killer was. Castiel's human host, Jimmy was back in control and Jimmy wanted his life back. As the Apocalypse approached, Sam went with Ruby to take on Lilith (Rachel Pattee, Sierra McCormick, Katie Cassidy & Katherine Boecher), who had broken the 66 Seals and Sam and Dean watched as Lucifer rose.
Season 5 (2009 – 2010) opened with Sam, Dean and Bobby dealing with Lucifer’s escape. They worked to stop the apocalypse as the season progressed. Castiel searched for the only entity that could defeat Lucifer. When Dean refused to help Sam help battle Lucifer, he awoke 5 years in the future to a populace that were being turned to zombies by a virus Lucifer had unleashed. They eventually reunite with Bobby to battle Lucifer.
Season 6 (2010 - 2011) opened with Sam being mysteriously released from Hell and seeking out his brother, trying to have a normal life. Together the brothers must join forces with their maternal grandfather, Samuel, and begin the fight anew. During the season Death agrees to help Dean get Sam's soul back, but requires Dean to serve in his place for 24 hours. Meanwhile, Sam decides that he doesn't want his soul back and turns to Balthazar for assistance. The rogue angel agrees to help, and informs Sam that the spell required needs the blood of his father... or a father figure. Sam emerges from the coma that Death left him in after the restoration of his soul and Sam starts to have flashbacks from his year as a soulless hunter before he contacted Dean.
While filming season two, Jared Padalecki (Sam Winchester), broke his wrist after performing one of the stunts on the show.
Many of the episodes are based on existing legends, myths, and ghost stories. For example the episode "Crossroads" is based in part on the legend of Robert Johnson - who in turn borrowed it from another Blues singer.
The Latin inscription on the barrel of the Colt says 'non timebo mala', which translates to 'I will fear no evil'.
Dean Winchester: We know a little about a lot of things; just enough to make us dangerous.
Sam Winchester: Dean, there's ten times as much lore about angels as there is about anything else we've ever hunted.
Dean Winchester: You know what, there's a ton of lore on unicorns too. In fact, I hear that they ride on silver moonbeams, and that they shoot rainbows out of their ass!
Sam Winchester: Wait, there's no such thing as unicorns?
"Supernatural" is unlike anything else out there and should build a following among viewers who appreciate its combination of spooky mythology and mystery adventure. Reviewed by: Barry Garron of The Hollywood Reporter
"Supernatural" plays like a high-octane B-flick. You could be mildly ashamed at how much you like it. Reviewed by: Melanie McFarland of the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
As unimaginative as its title. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert of the Boston Globe.