With all the buzz surrounding HBO's long-awaited television series, The Last of Us, which premieres this coming weekend on Sunday, January 5, made-in-Alberta films have been stealing not only headlines but also garnering prestigious nominations and awards.
The most recent of which was at the Golden Globes earlier this week. The miniseries, Under the Banner of Heaven, which was shot in Alberta, nabbed a nomination for the Best Actor - Limited Series, Anthology Series or Television Motion Picture category, with Andrew Garfield as the nominee. Although Garfield was not the winner; Evan Peters won that category for his chilling portrayal of the American serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, it stands to show that locally shot films in Alberta are making a big splash in Hollywood. Garfield was also nominated for an Emmy for his role in the series.
The Cast and Crew of the series were also nominated for a Critics' Choice award for Best Limited Series and Best Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Made for Television. The series is also up for The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylist Guild Awards, in which local Airdrie film makeup artist Amanda Tozser worked in as well.
Not to be outdone, members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (I.A.T.S.E.) Local 212 have also been nominated for The Canadian Alliance for Film and Television Costume Arts and Design awards this year (CAFTCAD) for their work on The Last of Us.
The Last of Us is available on HBO, and HBO Max, as well as streaming on Crave Canada. It is the biggest film/television production in Canadian history, to date.
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