‘Fire Island’, ‘The Last of Us’, ‘Drag Race’ + Other Queer Shows Get Emmy Nominations

LGBTQ Emmy Nominees

Queer shows are already winning as a plethora of them received nominations for the 2023 Primetime Emmy Awards, led by ‘Fire Island’, ‘The Last of Us’, and ‘Drag Race’.

In a live ceremony last July 12, the nominees were revealed.

HBO’s zombie apocalyptic series ‘The Last of Us’ received nominations for Best Drama, Best Actor – Drama (Pedro Pascal), Best Actress – Drama (Bella Ramsey), Best Writing – Drama, and Best Directing – Drama. It also received the Outstanding Guest Actor – Drama and Outstanding Guest Actress – Drama nominations at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

‘The Last of Us’ was highly praised, especially for its emotional and hard-hitting queer storyline in its third episode featuring Murray Bartlett and Nick Offerman.

‘Fire Island’, on the other hand, received nominations for Best Television Movie and Best Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie (Joel Kim Booster). It follows the story of two queer best friends as they take a weeklong vacation to the popular gay hotspot.

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ received nominations for Best Reality Competition, Best Unstructured Reality Program, and Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program (RuPaul).

Other queer shows that got nominations include ‘Yellowjackets’ (Best Drama, Best Actress – Drama), ‘White Lotus’ (Best Drama, Best Supporting Actor – Drama, and Best Supporting Actress – Drama), ‘Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story’ (Best Limited or Anthology Series, Best Actor and Best Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie), and ‘The Other Two’ (Best Writing – Comedy).

The 2023 Primetime Emmy Awards will have its awarding ceremony on September 18, while the Creative Arts Emmys is expected on September 9 and 10.

 

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