Emmy nominations for southern Albertans

Chances are you’ve most likely heard of the hit TV show The Last of Us. The game turned television show captivated audiences earlier this year as a majority of the filming was completed in southern Alberta. The Last of Us has been nominated for an incredible 24 Emmy nominations this year with the award ceremony tentatively scheduled for September 18th. BCN’s Micah Quinn has the story on the stunning locations and workers that helped make the show.

Penny Thompson is from Brooks, Alberta and was a vital part of the hair department for the Last of Us.

She even recently snagged an Emmy nomination for her work in the show.

Thompson joins Chris Harrison-Glimsdale and Courtney Ullrich in the nomination for outstanding contemporary hairstyling.

Over in Waterton Lakes National Park, parts of episode 8 of The Last of Us were filmed at The Bayshore Inn.

Staff with the hotel told us it was amazing to have Waterton become such an integral part of the show. 

 The Last of Us even featured a CGI image of a destroyed High Level Bridge in Lethbridge.

According to the nonprofit group Keep Alberta Rolling, the economic impact of the show was huge for our province.

Micah Quinn

After graduating from Mount Royal University in Calgary with a Broadcasting Diploma, Micah made the trek down to Lethbridge to work for Bridge City News. He has previously worked at City TV Calgary on the Breakfast Television morning show. He looks forward to connecting with this community, and reaching a new audience. Micah has a passion for interviewing and finding out why people think the way they do. You’ll often find him pursuing local feature stories and hard news.

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