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HBO’s The Last Of Us Just Got A Weird AF MTV Movie & TV Awards Nomination


I don’t think that anybody doubted HBO’s The Last of Us would receive a king’s ransom in awards after it blew critics and audiences away earlier in the year, but a recent nomination in the 2023 MTV Movie & TV Awards has fans just a touch confused.

The series has managed to land a few nominations for the event, including Best Show (makes sense), Best Hero for Pedro Pascal (not a hero but sure), Breakthrough Performance for Bella Ramsey (weren’t they in that other show?), Best Duo for Pascal and Ramsey, and Best Kiss… for Anna Torv and Philip Prajoux (umm??)

Spoilers Ahead!


Yeah, they’re mostly a little questionable in true MTV fashion, but that last one is especially confusing for a number of reasons. Personally, I think it’s a very funny gag on MTV’s part to have nominated the grossest, saddest and most not-a-kiss kiss in the entire show, but it’s hard not to feel they’ve shortchanged a number of other fantastic moments from the series.

Instead of picking, say, the kiss between Bill and Frank in Episode 3 of the show, or Ellie and Riley in the section based on The Last of Us: Left Behind, they’ve gone and picked the one where Tess gets macked on by an Infected and dies. The scene in question didn’t even go down particularly well with viewers or critics for how it changed a pivotal moment from the games and felt needlessly gross.

Still, you can go to the MTV website and vote for it if you like, as well as all the other categories the show is featured in.

The Last of Us was recently renewed for a second season after drawing record-breaking numbers for HBO, and our latest peek into the upcoming The Last of Us multiplayer game has us believing it could be a two-player cooperative experience.


HBO’s The Last of Us is available to stream on both Binge and Foxtel.

Binge is available starting from $10 per month for standard definition streaming, $16 per month for high definition and up two devices simultaneously, or $18 per month for high definition and up four devices simultaneously. All three tiers have a 14-day free trial available for new users – you can sign up here.

Foxtel will also have the series via FOX Showcase, which all subscribers of Foxtel or Foxtel NOW will be able to access as part of the base subscription. Like Binge, a free trial is also available for new users to Foxtel NOW, for 10 days – take a look at that here.