The live-action HBO adaptation of The Last of Us has become the first video game adaptation ever to be nominated at the Golden Globes. The nominees for the 81st Golden Globe Awards, an awards show which celebrates the best works in television and movies each year, were recently announced, revealing that The Last of Us scored three nominations including nods for its lead actors.
The Last of Us live-action series is currently up for Best Television Series (Drama), Best Performance By A Male Actor In A Television Series (Drama) for Pedro Pascal’s Joel and Best Performance By A Female Actor In A Television Series (Drama) for Bella Ramsey’s Ellie. The show is competing against a few critically acclaimed heavy-hitters including Succession and The Crown, while Ramsey is up against names like Helen Mirren for 1923 and Emma Stone for The Curse.
This is quite an achievement for video game adaptations in Hollywood and hopefully it’s a good sign of things to come. It’s also highly likely that The Super Mario Bros. Movie, which received a divisive reception from critics but resonated very well with audiences, will be floating around awards season too, with some fans predicting that it might land a Best Animated Feature nomination at the Academy Awards.
Elsewhere, Christopher Nolan’s epic biopic Oppenheimer is up for several Golden Globes awards too including Best Motion Picture (Drama), Best Director (Motion Picture) and Best Screenplay (Motion Picture) for Christopher Nolan as well as Best Performance By An Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) for Cillian Murphy. The true story recounts the historical creation of the nuclear bomb and the life of physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, who led the Manhattan project to the world-altering Trinity Test.
Barbie is the most nominated movie at the Golden Globe awards with nine nominations followed closely behind by Oppenheimer with eight nominations and Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon with seven nominations. Check out the full list of nominees here.