Nick Offerman Just Won His First Emmy for That Heartbreaking (and Unforgettable) Episode of ‘The Last of Us’

He also teased a possible 'The Last of Us' spinoff

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Actor Nick Offerman has just achieved a new career milestone: his first-ever Emmy win. 

Last night at the 75th Creative Arts Emmy Awards, the Parks and Recreation alum won the Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series Award for his outstanding performance in HBO’s The Last of Us. The 53-year-old actor was up against several other powerhouses, including three of his co-stars—Lamar Johnson, Murray Bartlett and Keivonn Montreal Woodard—and Arian Moayed (Succession) and James Cromwell (Succession).

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“Fortune presents gifts not according to the book,” he said during his acceptance speech, per People. While holding his golden statue, Offerman shined a spotlight on his supportive wife, Megan Mullally, who encouraged him to take the role of Bill in The Last of Us, which is based on a popular zombie video game of the same name. Offerman’s single episode made waves (and headlines) as one of the most heartbreaking television offerings of the year.

And if that weren’t enough, Offerman spoke to reporters after the award show and teased a possible spinoff with Bill and his on-screen love interest, Frank (Bartlett). He shared with the press, “It could be a musical.” One can dream, right?

However, Offerman wasn’t the only Last of Us star to take home an Emmy award. Yesterday evening, actress Storm Reid, who played Riley Abel in the drama series, won her first-ever Emmy for Best Guest Actress in a Drama Series. “I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into when I signed on to be Riley in The Last of Us. I knew it was going to be special, but I didn’t know it was gonna be quite this special,” Reid told reporters backstage at the ceremony, according to Deadline.

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Congrats, you two! So well deserved.

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