– It's a love story – NRK Norway – An overview of news from different parts of the country

– It's a love story – NRK Norway – An overview of news from different parts of the country

“The Last of Us” was one of the big talk series of 2023. Among other things, it received Fifth place on the dice of the program “Filmpolitiet” on the NRK channel.

The series was recently nominated for three Golden Globe Awards and won eight Primetime Emmy Awards.

The HBO Max series is an adaptation of the post-apocalyptic zombie game of the same name, and revolves around what happens to people who survive a contagious fungal infection that “takes over” the people it infects.

Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsay in The Last of Us.

Image: HBO Max

Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsay play Joel and Ellie, who form an uneasy father-daughter relationship as they make their way across a broken and dangerous United States.

Best Supporting Actor

On Saturday, Pascal won a Screen Actors Guild Award for his lead role, and on Sunday, Nick Offerman won an Independent Spirit Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Scripted Series for his role in the third episode, “Long, Long Time.”

It's about a “doomsday prepper” Bill who slowly and reluctantly allows Frank to enter his portals' “bubble” when the world begins to go to hell. Then deep love occurs over several decades.

In his acceptance speech, Offerman used, among other things, according to Delivery timeThe opportunity to address the homophobic backlash he received in the role.

Nick Offerman as Bill and Murray Bartlett in an episode

Nick Offerman as Bill and Murray Bartlett as Frank in the “Long, Long Time” episode of The Last of Us.

Image: HBO Max

– Thank you very much, I was surprised to be in this category, it is absolutely bananas. Thank you HBO for your courage to be part of this truly independent tradition of storytelling,” the actor said.

– Stories with courage, so when I encounter homophobic hate that says “Why did you have to make this a gay story?”, we say “Because you ask such questions. It's not a gay story, it's a love story, you bastard.”

according to BBC Offerman received a standing ovation from the audience at the awards ceremony in Santa Monica.

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He also won an Emmy Award for the same role in the 1-hour and 16-minute episode. Co-star Murray Bartlett was also nominated for a Spirit and Emmy Award for his guest role.

Murray Bartlett and Nick Offerman at the Emmy Awards in January.

Murray Bartlett and Nick Offerman at the Emmy Awards in January.

Photograph: Richard Shotwell/AP

The episode “Long, Long” was mentioned in Podcast episode of “Filmpolitiet”. On the best series of 2023 as one of the best single episodes.

The song “Long, Long Time” also came in second place Mashable's list of the best TV episodes Last year, in third place salonexisting.


The second season of “The Last of Us” is currently filming in Vancouver. The producers were also given the opportunity to get a refund from Norwegian Film Institute Incentive Schemefor the special effects that Norwegian Storm Studios will perform during the season.

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