Once Upon a Time
Character: Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold
Original Release: 2011-2018
Written by: Adam Horowitz & Edward Kitsis
Distributed by: ABC

For Emma Swan, life has been anything but a happy ending. But when she's reunited with Henry - the son she gave up for adoption ten years ago - on the night of her 28th birthday, everything changes. The now 10-year-old Henry is in desperate need of Emma's help because he believes from reading a book of fairytales that she's the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming - who sent her away from the Enchanted Forest to be protected from a curse that was enacted by the Evil Queen.

Emma initially refuses to believe a word of Henry's story but soon finds that his hometown of Storybrooke, Maine is more than it seems. Because it's in Storybrooke that all of the classic characters we know are frozen in time with no memories of their former selves - except for the Evil Queen, who is Storybrooke's mayor and Henry's adoptive mother Regina Mills.

Now, as the epic "Final Battle" for the future of both worlds approaches, Emma will have to accept her destiny and uncover the mystery behind a place...


Trivia
Filming Locations:
  • Steveston, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
  • Fort Langley Community Hall, Fort Langley, Langley Township, British Columbia, Canada (Community Hall)
  • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
  • The Bridge Studios, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
  • New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada (Hyperion Heights)
  • The role of Rumplestiltskin was written specifically for Robert Carlyle.
  • Mr. Gold has not been given a first name. He is often referred to as Mr. Gold, Gold, Rumple, or Rumplestiltskin.
  • A spin of series was made for one season called Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (2013-2014).
  • Many actors and actresses from Lost (2004-2010) have appeared in this series, including Lana Parrilla, Emilie de Ravin, Jorge Garcia, Alan Dale, Rebecca Mader, Naveen Andrews (who appeared in the spin-off Once Upon a Time in Wonderland (2013-2014) as Jafar), Patrick Fischler, Daniel Dae Kim, and Elizabeth Mitchell. Robert Carlyle was also offered a role in the series but turned it down.
  • Most of the objects in Mr. Golds were brought in by the cast.
  • There are multiple references to Walt Disney once being The Author. In season four, episode seventeen, "Best Laid Plans", August (Pinocchio) makes reference to there being many authors, including "a man named Walt", and in season four, episode twenty-two, "Operation Mongoose: Part 1", the episode starts in December 1966, with reference to The Author recently passing away, and a new author needed. Walt Disney died on December 15, 1966.
  • Greg Mendell (Ethan Embry) mentioned to Regina Mills (Lana Parrilla) that he was from Carlisle, Pennsylvania, a nod to Robert Carlyle.
  • Wyatt Oleff, the child actor that played Rumplestiltskin, is not really Scottish.

Awards & Nominations

Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 - Outstanding Costumes for a Series
Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 - Outstanding Costumes for a Series
Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 - Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)
Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 - Outstanding Costumes for a Series
Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 - Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special
Primetime Emmy Awards 2012 - Outstanding Special Visual Effects
Saturn Awards 2014 - Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a TV Series - Jared Gilmore
Saturn Awards 2013 - Best Network TV
Saturn Awards 2012 - Best Network TV
Saturn Awards 2012 - Best Supporting Actress on TV - Lana Parrilla
ALMA Awards - Favorite TV Actress-Drama - Lana Parrilla
Casting Society of America Awards - Outstanding Achievement in Casting - TV Pilot - Drama
CDG Awards 2018 - Outstanding Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Series
CDG Awards 2017 - Excellence in a Fantasy TV Series
CDG Awards 2016 - Outstanding Fantasy TV Series
CDG Awards 2012 - Outstanding Period/Fantasy TV Series
Imagen Foundation Awards - Best Actress/TV - Lana Parrilla
Irish Film and TV Awards - Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Drama - Victoria Smurfit
Kids' Choice Awards 2016 - Favorite Family TV Show - ABC Studios
Kids' Choice Awards 2016 - Favorite Family TV Actress - Jennifer Morrison
Kids' Choice Awards 2015 - Favorite Family TV Show - Walt Disney TV
Kids' Choice Awards 2015 - Favorite TV Actress - Jennifer Morrison
Leo Awards 2015 - Best Make-Up in a Dramatic Series
Leo Awards 2014 - Best Visual Effects in a Dramatic Series
Leo Awards 2012 - Best Guest Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series - Keegan Connor Tracy
Online Film & Television Association 2015 - Best Production Design in a Series
Online Film & Television Association 2015 - Best Makeup/Hairstyling in a Series
Online Film & Television Association 2015 - Best Visual Effects in a Series
Online Film & Television Association 2014 - Best Costume Design in a Series
Online Film & Television Association 2013 - Best Costume Design in a Series
Online Film & Television Association 2013 - Best Makeup/Hairstyling in a Series
Online Film & Television Association 2013 - Best Visual Effects in a Series
Online Film & Television Association 2012 - Best Production Design in a Series
Online Film & Television Association 2012 - Best Costume Design in a Series
Online Film & Television Association 2012 - Best New Titles Sequence
People's Choice Awards 2017 - Favorite Network Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show
People's Choice Awards 2015 - Favorite TV Show
People's Choice Awards 2015 - Favorite Network Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show
People's Choice Awards 2015 - Favorite TV Duo - Ginnifer Goodwin & Josh Dallas
People's Choice Awards 2015 - Favorite TV Character We Miss Most - Michael Raymond-James
People's Choice Awards 2014 - Favorite On-Screen Chemistry - Jennifer Morrison & Colin O'Donoghue
People's Choice Awards 2014 - Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show
People's Choice Awards 2013 - Favorite Network TV Drama
People's Choice Awards 2013 - Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show
People's Choice Awards 2013 - Favorite TV Fan Following - "Oncers"
People's Choice Awards 2012 - Favorite New TV Drama
Satellite Awards 2013 - Best Television Series or Miniseries, Genre
Satellite Awards 2012 - Best Television Series, Genre
Satellite Awards 2011 - Best Television Series, Genre
Teen Choice Awards 2016 - Choice TV: Liplock - Jennifer Morrison & Colin O'Donoghue
Teen Choice Awards 2016 - Choice TV Villain - Greg Germann
Teen Choice Awards 2015 - Choice TV: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Teen Choice Awards 2015 - Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Jennifer Morrison
Teen Choice Awards 2014 - Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Teen Choice Awards 2014 - Choice TV Actor: Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Josh Dallas
Teen Choice Awards 2014 - Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Ginnifer Goodwin
Teen Choice Awards 2014 - Choice TV: Villain - Robbie Kay
Teen Choice Awards 2013 - Choice TV Show: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Teen Choice Awards 2013 - Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Ginnifer Goodwin
Teen Choice Awards 2013 - Choice TV Villain - Lana Parrilla
Teen Choice Awards 2012 - Choice TV Actress: Fantasy/Sci-Fi - Ginnifer Goodwin
Teen Choice Awards 2012 - Choice TV: Fantasy/Sci-Fi
Teen Choice Awards 2012 - Choice TV Breakout Performance - Male - Josh Dallas
Teen Choice Awards 2012 - Choice TV Villain - Lana Parrilla
TV Guide Awards 2014 - Favorite Villain - Lana Parrilla
TV Guide Awards 2014 - Favorite Sci-Fi / Fantasy Show
TV Guide Awards 2013 - Favorite Ensemble
TV Guide Awards 2013 - Favorite Villain - Lana Parrilla
TV Guide Awards 2012 - Favorite New Series
TV Guide Awards 2012 - Favorite Villain - Lana Parrilla
TV Quick Awards - Best New Drama
Visual Effects Society Awards 2013 - Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program
Visual Effects Society Awards 2012 - Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series
Visual Effects Society Awards 2012 - Outstanding Models in a Broadcast Program or Commercial
Visual Effects Society Awards 2012 - Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Broadcast Program or Commercial


Season Guide

Season 1 (2011-2012)
Season 2 (2012-2013)
Season 3 (2013-2014)
Season 4 (2014-2015)
Season 5 (2015-2016)
Season 6 (2016-2017)
Season 7 (2017-2018)

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