Emmys Kick Off With Big Night for ‘The Last of Us’

It’s been a long road to the 75th annual Emmy Awards. Nominations were first announced last July, but the writers and actors strikes delayed the event, which was originally planned for September of last year. But now the folks behind TV’s presumable best and brightest have three awards shows to attend, starting with night one of the Creative Arts Emmys, which focused on scripted programming and was held on Saturday. (Night two is Sunday, and will cover reality, unscripted, and documentary programming.) 

The Creative Arts awards are often seen as an early indicator of what might win at the Primetime Emmys. That event, which will be broadcast at 8 p.m. ET on Fox, will be held on Monday, January 15. If Saturday’s results are any indication, mushrooms, red meat, and trauma-based cannoli will all be on the menu.

Of the 49 categories presented Saturday, video game-based HBO drama The Last of Us was the top winner, with eight awards. (A full list of Saturday’s winners is available online.) The dystopian fungal zombie series saw Storm Reid win for outstanding guest actress, while outstanding guest actor went to Nick Offerman. It was also nominated for picture editing, main title design, prosthetic makeup, sound editing, sound mixing, and visual effects.

Storm Reid at the 75th Creative Arts Emmy Awards held at the Peacock Theater at L.A. Live on January 6, 2023 in Los Angeles, California

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FX dining destination The Bear, Netflix Addams Family spinoff Wednesday, and black resort comedy The White Lotus all took home four awards. The Bear‘s wins were in outstanding comedy casting, picture editing, sound editing, and sound mixing. Wednesday’s honors were for outstanding contemporary costumes, contemporary makeup, main title music, and production design. The White Lotus won outstanding drama casting, contemporary hairstyling, music supervision, and music composition for original score.

Other winners in acting categories included Ted Lasso‘s Sam Richardson, who took his first Emmy home for outstanding guest actor in a comedy series; Judith Light was named outstanding guest actress in a comedy for the Peacock’s Poker Face.

Sam Richardson at the 75th Creative Arts Emmy Awards held at the Peacock Theater at L.A. Live on January 6, 2023 in Los Angeles, California.

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