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‘The Last of Us’ Tops the List of Award Winners at the First Night of Creative Arts Emmys

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'The Last of Us' was the top winner of the night, followed by 'Wednesday,' 'The Bear,' and 'The White Lotus'

The 75th annual Emmy Awards are here! Held at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles, night one of the Creative Arts Emmys saw many shows, from dramas to comedies, take home several trophies. One show in particular took the award show by storm. 

The Last Of Us: 

All eyes (and most trophies) were directed toward the post-apocalyptic video game-to-TV series masterpiece, The Last of Us (2023), created by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann. The show took home eight awards during night one! Two of the eight awards were given to Storm Reid as Riley Abel (Episode 7, “Left Behind”) for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series and to Nick Offerman as Bill (Episode 3, “Long, Long Time”) for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. Understandably well deserved, as both episodes showcased some of the actors’ best performances and emotionally moved audiences during their release. 

The other six awards received are as follows: 

Outstanding Main Title Design

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for the “Infected”

Outstanding Picture Editing for a Drama Series for Episode 5 “Endure and Survive”

Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Season or a Movie

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour) for “When You’re Lost in the Darkness”

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour) for “When You’re Lost in the Darkness” 

The show was definitely a standout during the start of 2023 and had viewers flocking to their televisions every Sunday to watch the zombie-infested world come to life. It is incredible seeing the impact it had pay-off during Emmy season. 

The Runner Ups 

Despite The Last of Us being at the forefront of night one, three other shows tied for second place, with each winning four awards. The runners-up are Wednesday Alfred Gough and Miles Millar; The White Lotus (Season 2), created by Mike White; and Christopher Storer’s The Bear (Season 1). Each show, although drastically different, has garnered great viewership and brought unique stories to the screen this past year. Here are the categories they took trophies in! 

Wednesday won awards in:

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for Danny Elfman

Outstanding Contemporary Costumes for a Series for “Wednesday’s Child Is Full of Woe

Outstanding Contemporary Makeup (Non-Prosthetic) for “Woe What A Night”

Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program (One Hour or More) for “Wednesday’s Child Is Full of Woe”

The White Lotus won awards in:

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series

Outstanding Contemporary Hairstyling for Episode 6: “Abductions”

Outstanding Music Supervision for Episode 3: “Bull Elephants”

Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) for Episode 4: “In the Sandbox” 

The Bear won awards in:

Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation for Season 1, Episode 7 “Review”

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) for Season 1, Episode 7 “Review”

Outstanding Picture Editing for a Single-Camera Comedy Series for Season 1, Episode 1 “System”

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Nick Offerman and Storm Reid (2023) | Image: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

More Winners: 

The top four shows weren’t the only ones snatching awards in all the categories of the Emmy’s. Here is a complete list of the night-one awards taken home by the shows nominated! 

Outstanding Casting for a Limited of Anthology Series or Movie
BEEF

Outstanding Contemporary Costumes for a Limited of Anthology Series or Movie
BEEF. Season 1, Episode 1. “The Birds Don’t Sing, They Screech in Pain”

Outstanding Picture Editing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
BEEF. Season 1, Episode 10. “Figures of Light”

Outstanding Period Costumes for a Series
The Great. Season 3, Episode 2. “Choose Your Weapon”

Outstanding Period Costumes for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
Daisy Jones & The Six. Season 1, Episode 8. “Track 8: Looks Like We Made It”

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
Daisy Jones & The Six. Season 1, Episode 10. “Track 10: Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide”

Outstanding Fantasy / Sci-Fi Costumes
House of the Dragon. Season 1, Episode 1. “The Heirs of the Dragon”

Outstanding Motion Design
Ms. Marvel

Outstanding Period and/or Character Makeup (Non-Prosthetic)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Season 5, Episode 4. “Susan”

Outstanding Cinematography for a Series (One Hour)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Season 5, Episode 9. “Four Minutes”

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Judith Light, Poker Face. Season 1, Episode 5. “Time of the Monkey”

Outstanding Period and/or Character Hairstyling
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. Season 1, Episode 6. “Crown Jewels”

Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
The Boys

Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or Variety Program
Barry

Outstanding Stunt Performance
The Mandalorian. Season 3, Episode 8. “Chapter 24: The Return”

Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half-Hour)
Only Murders in the Building. Season 2, Episode 9. “Sparring Partners”

Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More)
Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities 

Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode
Five Days at Memorial. Season 1, Episode 2. “Day Two”

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited or Anthology Series, Movie, or Special
Prey

Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited or Anthology Series, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score)
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

Outstanding Television Movie
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story

Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics
Ted Lasso’s “So Long, Farewell / Song Title: A Beautiful Game” written by Ed Sheeran, Foy Vance, and Max Martin

Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series
Tim Robinson, I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson

Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series
Jasmine Guy, Chronicles of Jessica Wu

Outstanding Picture Editing for a Multi-Camera Comedy Series
Night Court. Season 1, Episode 1. “Pilot”

Outstanding Cinematography for a Series (Half-Hour)
Atlanta. Season 4, Episode 9. “Andre Wyeth. Alfred’s World”

Outstanding Cinematography for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
Black Bird. Season 1, Episode 3. “Hand to Mouth”

This year’s Emmy contenders have been nothing short of impressive and the top four are a great testament to this, yet other category winners are also well-deserving of the awards they’ve won! Stories have been told in new and captivating ways, performances of a lifetime were given, and stellar visuals were shown. It was a good year for television!

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Nick Offerman as Bill and Storm Reid as Riley Abel in 'The Last of Us' (2023) | Image: HBO

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