Locally filmed production, The Last of Us, has received a nomination for a local award.

After garnering nominations at the Golden Globes and Emmy Awards and 30th Annual Actors Guild Awards, the hit show has now received a nomination at the 2024 Rockie Awards International Program Competition at the Banff World Media Festival. 

The Last of Us has been nominated for "Drama Series: English Language". In total, 30 different awards will be handed out for various categories.

The ceremony, available both in-person and via live stream, is scheduled for June 11.

The esteemed Rockie Awards International Program Competition, which has been around for 45 years, honours quality in international television and digital programs. Each year, entries are invited from over 45 countries, and a global panel comprising more than 150 senior entertainment and media professionals chooses the winners.

Back in January, The Last of Us won eight Emmy Awards, those include:

  • Outstanding prosthetic makeup
  • Outstanding special visual effects in a season or a movie
  • Outstanding main title design
  • Outstanding sound editing for a comedy or drama series (one hour)
  • Outstanding sound mixing for a comedy or drama series (one hour)
  • Outstanding picture editing for a drama series
  • Outstanding guest actress in a drama series (Storm Reid as Riley Abel)
  • Outstanding guest actor in a drama series (Nick Offerman as Bill)

The first season of The Last of Us was filmed in the vicinity of Airdrie, making use of over 180 locations in Alberta for the first season.

According to Oxford Economics, the production expenditure for the first season of The Last of Us generated a significant contribution of over $182 million to Alberta's GDP from 2021-2022.

Premiering on January 15, 2023, the show, adapted from the 2013 video game, attracted an audience of nearly 5 million viewers. The season one finale of the show saw 8.2 million viewers tune in. The second season of the series is slated to be predominantly filmed in British Columbia.

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