We knew that the series co-signed by Neil Druckmann and Craig Mazin was a success. The HBO production landed in Italy thanks to Sky Atlantic and NOW TV for Streaming has already garnered awards. Also in this case there are applications. At the Emmy Awards to be held in a few weeks, The Last of Us competes in all the categories where it was eligible.
It runs for best drama series overall. In the category he will face competition from Andor, Better Call Saul, The Crown, House of the Dragon, Succession, The White Lotus and Yallowjackets. The two protagonists of the series, Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, run. He is candidate as Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, she for Outstanding Lead Actress (always in a drama series).
Pascal will face the ruthless competition of Succession which manages to impose three names: Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin and Jeremy Strong. But there are also lurking Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) still hungry for awards after being sent straight to the Golden Globes, and an expert Jeff Bridges (The Old Man). Pascal, for The Last of Us, has already established himself at the MTV Awards, dragging with him also the series that has earned the Golden Popcorn. The synergy with Ramsey was also rewarded. Both elected ‘best duo’.
Instead, Ramsey will have to face a plethora of names from a more varied range of productions. Not only Succession that deploys Sarah Snockbut also Sharon Horgan da Bad Sisters, Melanie Lynskey da Yellowjackets, Elisabeth Moss da The Handmaid’s Tale e Keri Russell da The Diplomat.
The Last of Us wins historic nominations. While not the first video game television adaptation ever to be nominated for an Emmy (a feat going to Arcane, who was named Outstanding Animated Series last year), it is the first live action adaptation to receive the honor. .