'Last of us' star sets Emmy award record

'Last of us' star sets Emmy award record
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Actor Kayvon Woodard has become the youngest ever contender for the prestigious award
"One of Us" star Kayvon Woodard has become a record-breaking contender for the 2023 Emmy Awards, America's most prestigious honour for television. 10-year-old Kayvon Woodard, who is deaf, played a young hero named Sam who survived the apocalypse.

The character was borrowed from One of Us, which served as the source material for the HBO drama, and earned praise from fans and showrunners Craig Mazin and Neil Druckmann. Kayvon Woodard became the youngest ever contender for the American Television Academy trophy.

"He was amazing," Craig Mazin said on the HBO podcast. - 'I've never been in a situation where a kid who's never really been in a film before is so naturally good at it. He was a pleasure to be around and a real dream for all of us. He is incredible and I can't wait to see him in other projects. I hope that when they watch this episode in Hollywood, and in our business, they're not just at the end and say, 'Gosh, that guy really played Sam well.' I hope they'll say, 'This guy should be on our TV series as well'."

The series "One of Us" has been renewed for a second season
The series was quickly renewed for a second season after airing just two episodes, and its stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey will return as Joel and Ellie. However, the writers' strike, which began in May 2023, has made adjustments to the filming schedule. At the time of publishing this post, a release date for the sequel has not yet been specified.