“You’re going from Chernobyl to a video game?”: Emmy Voter Admits He Doubted Pedro Pascal’s The Last of Us

After an anonymous Emmy voter expressed his doubts about Pedro Pascal's ‘The Last of Us’, is there a chance for the show to win?

"You’re going from Chernobyl to a video game?": Emmy Voter Admits He Doubted Pedro Pascal's The Last of Us

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  • The Emmy Awards are finally happening. Six long months after the nominations were announced, the 75th Emmy Awards is finally taking place on January 15.
  • Meanwhile, to aggravate the nail-biting suspense, an anonymous Emmy voter admitted how he doubted Pedro Pascal's The Last of Us.
  • The Hollywood Reporter shared an anonymous Emmy voter’s choices, while USA Today dropped a rather optimistic list of winner predictions.
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The Emmy Awards are finally happening. Six long months after the nominations were announced, the 75th Emmy Awards is finally taking place on January 15. The long break between the nomination and the ceremony happened because of the Hollywood strike. But now all that’s in the past. 

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Pedro Pascal
Pedro Pascal

Fans are curious to know which show will get the honor this time, after Succession, The White Lotus, The Last of Us, and a few more shows got nominated back in 2023. Meanwhile, to aggravate the nail-biting suspense, an anonymous Emmy voter admitted how he doubted Pedro Pascal’s The Last of Us. But eventually, did he vote for the show? 

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Emmy Voter Doubted Pedro Pascal’s The Last of Us

According to recent reports shared by The Hollywood Reporter, now that the 75th Emmy Awards are finally happening on 15 January, an anonymous Emmy voter opened up about his doubts and choices. Sharing his candid thoughts on this year’s Emmy race, the anonymous voter expressed his doubts surrounding one drama series in particular. 

Anonymous Emmy voter doubted Pedro Pascal’s The Last of Us
Anonymous Emmy voter doubted Pedro Pascal’s The Last of Us

While fans and audiences showered their love and appreciation on Pedro Pascal‘s The Last of Us, the anonymous Emmy voter admitted having doubts about the show. While discussing which drama show he voted for, the insider noted how he discussed with writer and producer Craig Mazin, and he immediately began doubting Mazin’s 2023 project The Last of Us. 

I had lunch with Craig [Mazin] and asked what he was doing next. He goes, ‘HBO gave me this video game.’ I went, ‘You’re going from Chernobyl to a video game?!’ He goes, ‘Yeah. Even worse, it’s about zombies.’ I was like, ‘What are you doing?!’” 

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Pedro Pascal’s HBO series The Last of Us
Pedro Pascal’s HBO series The Last of Us eventually stunned the Emmy voter

Discussing how he felt unhappy to see Craig Mazin getting engaged in a video game show after delivering the critically acclaimed HBO miniseries Chernobyl (2019), the Emmy voter confessed harboring doubts about the show. But eventually, he admitted that Mazin promised to surprise him, and certainly he did. 

He goes, ‘It’s going to surprise you.’ And man, did it ever. It’s an absolute work of art.” the anonymous Emmy voter shared his honest opinion on Pedro Pascal’s The Last of Us. But while he called the show a work of art, does it mean that he voted for Pascal’s zombie apocalypse series? 

The Nominations for the 75th Emmy Awards

The nail-biting suspense is taking over the entertainment industry especially since the 75th Emmy Awards ceremony is knocking at the door. With that being said, as The Hollywood Reporter interviewed an Emmy voter, it’s time to discuss the shows he voted for. 

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The 75th Emmy Awards ceremony is happening on January 15
The 75th Emmy Awards ceremony is happening on January 15

In the section of best drama series, the anonymous voter sided with the HBO show Succession. In the category of comedy series, his vote went to the FX show The Bear. Under limited or anthology series, the Emmy voter sided with the Amazon Prime show Daisy Jones & the Six. As for television movies, the vote went to Roku channel’s Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. 

Under talk show CBS’ The Late Show With Stephen Colbert got the vote. For the scripted variety series, the Emmy voter chose Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. For variety live special the vote went to Netflix’s Chris Rock: Selective Outrage. Finally, for variety pre-recorded specials, the vote went to NBC’s Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love. 

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The 75th Primetime Emmy Awards nominees
The 75th Primetime Emmy Awards nominees

Although THR reported the anonymous Emmy voter’s choices, USA Today shared a rather optimistic list of winner predictions. Claiming that Succession will positively win under the best drama series, the outlet shared the list of winning shows and actors they are absolutely sure about. Following Succession, the list involved Ted Lasso and Beef as winning shows. Followed by winning actors like Sarah Snook, Jeremy Strong, Quinta Brunson, and Jason Sudeikis. 

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