After becoming a bigger hit than anyone ever expected, HBO's TV adaptation of The Last of Us has been nominated for 24 Emmy Awards. With the ceremony set to take place across 9th and 10th September 2023, the show itself as well as many of its leading actors are in contention to win big. Just some of the categories The Last of Us is nominated in are:
- Drama Series
- Lead Actor in a Drama Series — Pedro Pascal (Joel)
- Lead Actress in a Drama Series — Bella Ramsey (Ellie)
- Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary Program
- Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series
- Guest Actor in a Drama Series — Murray Barlett (Frank), Lamar Johnson (Henry), Nick Offerman (Bill), Keivonn Montreal Woodard (Sam)
- Guest Actress in a Drama Series — Melanie Lynskey (Kathleen), Storm Reid (Riley), Anna Torv (Tess)
- Outstanding Contemporary Costumes For A Series
The TV series will be up against the likes of Succession and The White Lotus, which scooped up 27 and 23 nominations respectively. What makes the nominations for The Last of Us even more noteworthy is this is the first time a live-action video game adaptation has been considered for major awards from a Hollywood body. The Emmy Awards covers TV shows released between June 2022 and May 2023.
Having averaged 32 million viewers per episode across the US, the show is being renewed for a second season to cover PS4 exclusive The Last of Us: Part II. Do you think the first season deserves all these award nominations? Post all your thoughts in the comments below.