Combined messages have spilled forth from the Hollywood hype machine, as HBO’s acclaimed online game adaptation, The Final of Us, proved the massive winner at January 6’s Artistic Arts Emmy Awards, taking residence eight trophies. However the present was utterly snubbed on the following night time’s Golden Globes. Learn on for extra “artwork is subjective” and “awards are dumb” evaluation.
The Artistic Arts Emmys are held individually from Primetime Emmys, the latter happening on January 15, after being delayed from September 2023 by the varied Hollywood strikes. The previous is extra centered on behind-the-scenes components and visitor stars, reasonably than shiny A-listers of their sparkly clothes, and it was right here that The Final of Us (TLOU) scooped an armful.
The Artistic Arts Emmys have amazingly particular classes, like Excellent Prosthetic Make-up, and Excellent Predominant Title Design, each of which had been received by TLOU. To this the present added Sound Modifying, Sound Mixing, Image Modifying, and Particular Visible Results. It additionally picked up each Excellent Visitor gongs, with Storm Reid selecting up one for her function as Riley Abel within the episode, “Left Behind,” and Nick Offerman grabbing the opposite for his superb portrayal of Invoice in “Lengthy, Lengthy Time.” As such, The Final of Us received essentially the most awards of the night time doubling a three-way tie for second place, with 4 every going to The Bear, Wednesday, and The White Lotus.
In the meantime, at The Golden Globes, The Final of Us was up for 3 classes: for Finest Actress in a TV Collection (Bella Ramsey), Finest Actor in a TV Collection (Pedro Pascal), and Finest TV Collection. It received in none of them, on an evening when Succession was the massive TV winner, taking the award in all three classes.
The identical battle will happen on January 15, when the Primetime Emmys as soon as extra pit Succession and The Final of Us in opposition to one another for “excellent” drama awards akin to, Drama Collection, Lead Actor, Lead Actress, Directing, and Writing. There may also be severe competitors from Higher Name Saul, The White Lotus, and Yellowjackets. And, truthfully, I don’t fancy TLOU’s probabilities in any of the classes, given it was (whisper it) , wonderful. Surprisingly good for a PlayStation sport adaptation, however, effectively, one other zombie present.
This newfound rivalry between Succession and The Final of Us did result in one stand-out second at an in any other case peculiar Golden Globe ceremony. Whereas new host Jo Koy absolutely fell on his ass with a dire monologue, Kieran Culkin obtained the most important snort of the night time when accepting the award for Finest Main TV Actor for Succession. Having crushed Pedro Pascal’s nomination for TLOU, everybody’s new favourite Culkin brother stated that he’d beforehand accepted he was by no means going to be on the stage, and the way this was subsequently a “good second,” earlier than including, “Suck it, Pedro. Sorry… Mine.” Pascal roared with laughter, earlier than protruding his backside lip and pretending to cry.