Let’s talk about The Last of Us and their 24 nominations for the 75th Emmy Awards

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There is a lot to look forward to in the coming year but fans of The Last of Us will have to wait just a little longer for season 2. HBO Max revealed in a trailer that the hit post-apocalyptic show won’t return to our screens until 2025.

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One thing fans do have to look forward to are the Primetime Emmy Awards just after the holidays. The ceremony kicks off on Fox on January 15, 2024 at 8:00PM ET.

Meanwhile the Creative Arts Emmys will take place on January 6 and 7, 2024 at the Peacock Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, CA. The Last of Us racked up an astonishing 24 Primetime Emmy Award nominations for the 75th ceremony including:

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series: 

  • Nick Offerman as Bill
  • Keivonn Montreal Woodard as Sam Burrell
  • Murray Bartlett as Frank
  • Lamar Johnson as Henry Burrell

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series:

  • Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen
  • Anna Torv as Tess
  • Storm Reid as Riley Abel

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series:

Pedro Pascal as Joel

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series: 

Bella Ramsey as Ellie

Why do the stars of The Last of Us deserve to win?

There isn’t a lot that Pedro Pascal isn’t being nominated for these days. Along with The Last of Us the incredible star is nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for hosting Saturday Night Live, as well as Outstanding Narrator in Patagonia: Life On The Edge Of The World. With three chances to win, I believe Pedro will be bringing home some much deserved hardware for his sensational work from 2023.

Bella Ramsey’s portrayal of Ellie was definitely the highlight of the video game to television adaptation. Bella deserves all the accolades and I expect there to be many.

Bella has proven to be extremely talented, alongside veteran actors of the HBO hit show, thoroughly impressing critics, viewers, and the actors alike. If anyone from the show deserves an Emmy win it would be Bella, the quintessential Ellie.

And while we are talking about another well-deserved nominee, let’s talk about the heartbreakingly phenomenal performance of Anna Torv as Tess. She played Joel’s love interest and the driving force to push him into saving humanity by guiding Ellie across the country.

You won’t find a more selfless character or a more talented performance, as Tess sacrificed herself so Joel and Ellie could survive. Not only was it a beautiful sentiment to go out on but the kiss of death still haunts the audience to its core, in one of the most unsettling death scenes witnessed in television.

Keivonn Montreal Woodard made history with his impactful Emmy nomination when he became the youngest actor to ever do so in his category.

The young actor was a scene stealer in his performance. Coming into The Last of Us an epic love story was not something we were expecting, but it is something we got.

It was not only heartbreaking but groundbreaking to see two middle-aged gay men find love in a post-apocalyptic world. Frank and Bill were two souls who could not be more opposite, fall in love and grow older together.

Murray Bartlett and Nick Offerman’s performances could not have been more devastatingly beautiful. What Craig Mazin and Peter Hoar were able to accomplish in just this one episode of “Long, Long Time”, was truly remarkable and unforgettable.

All of these performers are deserving but they will be going up against other powerhouse performers from Succession, Ted Lasso, and The White LotusThere is surely no short supply of talent for the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards and The Last of Us has a great chance to make television history as the best video game to television adaptation that has ever been made.

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