The 75th annual Emmy Awards nominations have been announced this week and HBO has tied a record set back in 1992 by NBC for its four separate series nominated.
The four TV shows include Succession (27 nominations), The Last of Us (25 nominations), The White Lotus (23 nominations), and House of the Dragon (8 nominations). Of those four, The Last of Us is the one we’re most interested in, of course, as fans of the original video game series were quite happy with the first season. In total, HBO brought home 127 nominations across the board.
The Last of Us is HBO’s adaptation of the 2013 video game (including DLCs and the 2020 sequel) from Craig Mazin and Naughty Dog’s Neil Druckmann. The series stars Pedro Pascal as Joel and Bella Ramsey as Ellie as they traverse the events of that first game (so far).
The complete list of nominations for The Last of Us includes:
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series (Bella Ramsey)
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series (Pedro Pascal)
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series (Murray Bartlett as Frank)
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series (Lamar Johnson as Henry Burrell)
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series (Nick Offerman as Bill)
Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series (Keivonn Montreal Woodard as Sam Burrell)
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series (Melanie Lynskey as Kathleen)
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series (Storm Reid as Riley Abel)
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series (Anna Torv as Theresa “Tess” Servopoulos)
Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour Or More)
Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series
Outstanding Contemporary Costumes For A Series
Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
Outstanding Picture Editing For A Drama Series
Outstanding Contemporary Hairstyling
Outstanding Main Title Design
Outstanding Contemporary Makeup (Non-Prosthetic)
Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup
Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)
Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction Or Reality Series (The Last of Us: Inside the Episode)
Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)
Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Season Or A Movie
Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series (Episode: Long, Long Time)
In addition to these nominations, the only other post-apocalyptic title in the list, The Handmaid’s Tale, also received a nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Elisabeth Moss’s portrayal of June Osborne.
We offer a hearty congratulations to all of those nominated and look forward to watching the big event itself as it is scheduled to air live on September 18 on FOX.