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Actor Nick Offerman has just done a great job other than acting as he used an awards speech to condemn the “homophobic hate” that he received from the viewers. In this highly acclaimed web series of a game adaptation, Offerman played the character of Bill who was one of the most striking characters of the story.

He won the award for the best-supporting performance in the series at Sunday’s Independent Spirit Awards. The scripted series on HBO has opened a new world of game adaptation movies and now ‘Borderlands’ is coming soon.

In “The Last of Us” Bill has a partner named Frank who lives together in an apocalyptic world full of zombies. They are among a few survivors who secured themselves from the fungal brain infection. In the story, Frank comes to Bill’s overly protected house he allows him to live there. A sweet lover story takes place between the characters which offers a sense of joy in a story that comes with chaos at every avenue.

Nick Offerman has thanked HBO for “having the guts” to depict such stories which can establish love in a seemingly twisted world. The actor further added that they were “stories with guts, that when homophobic hate comes my way and says, ‘Why did you have to make it a gay story?’, we say, ‘Because you ask questions like that – it’s not a gay story, it’s a love story.’”

Such a tight slap with beautiful words was loud enough for the haters and Offerman received loud applause from the audience at the event which took place in Santa Monica, California. The actor was nominated alongside Murray Bartlett who played the character of Frank. Last month, these two fine actors were seen at the Emmy Awards.

Bella Ramsey on the other hand received a nomination for the best lead performance as Ellie, the lead character in the series. Co-star Keivonn Montreal Woodard also won the award for best breakthrough performance for playing the character Sam.

Netflix’s series ‘Beef’ has also won two awards namely, the best new scripted series in the TV Category. The other one was for Ali Wong who got the nod for the best lead performance. When it came to the film section, the Korean-American romance story Past Lives won the awards for the best feature and best director, for Celine Song.

Jeffrey Wright won the best lead performance in literary-satire American Fiction while Cord Jefferson secured the award for best screenplay. On the other hand, The Holdovers received the best supporting performance for Da’Vine Joy Randolph as well as the best breakthrough performance for Dominic Sessa. This 1970-set boarding-school comedy-drama has gained a lot of attention from the viewers.

The Independent Spirit Awards ceremony creates a major anticipation among the viewers as it focuses on the series, films, and other programs that are created outside the major studio system. A pro-Palestinian protester also made sure that everyone heard the message at the event.