Against all odds, HBO's live-action series of The Last of Us exceeded expectations and was a resounding success on all fronts. Naturally, many people believe it could win multiple awards in the next awards season.
Undoubtedly, one of the most controversial episodes of the show's first season was the third, titled "Long, Long Time" in honor of the Linda Ronstadt song that appears in the end credits. Despite praise from critics, it received extremely negative reviews from fans who claimed it was LGBTQIA+ propaganda.
If you're unaware, the third episode of The Last of Us series revolves around the openly homosexual relationship between Frank and Bill. Since its airing, dozens of users have criticized the LGBTQIA+ content, which forced the actors and others involved in the production to defend themselves against homophobic criticism.
Despite the controversy surrounding it, "Long, Long Time" achieved outstanding audience levels since its debut and could be one of the candidates to compete in the next edition of the Emmy Awards, one of television's most important award ceremonies.
As reported by Variety, HBO confirmed that Eben Bolter, director of photography who worked on episodes 3, 4, and 5, will present the third episode at the Emmys to be considered for the Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series category. Ksenia Sereda, director of photography who worked on episodes 1, 2, and 7, will present the first episode for consideration in the same category.
Of course, we'll have to wait to find out if these episodes will compete at the 75th Emmy Awards, which will take place in September 2023. Fans believe that Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey should be nominated for their performances as Joel and Ellie, respectively.
But tell us, do you think these episodes have a chance of winning an award? Let us know in the comments.