Barb might have only briefly appeared in the first season of Netflix’s breakout hit Stranger Things, but the character’s impact didn’t go unnoticed by fans of the series. A slew of social media campaigns seeking #JusticeForBarb spread rampantly across the internet after the character’s disappearance barely registered a blip in the show’s narrative. While the residents of Hawkins, Indiana might have failed Barb, Emmy voters are definitely picking up the slack, giving Shannon Purser a surprise nomination for guest actress in a drama series.
Wow. I am so incredibly honored. Thank you so much. Congratulations to all the other incredible nominees. @TheEmmys
— Shannon Purser (@shannonpurser) July 13, 2017
Purser wasn’t the only one involved in the sci-fi adventure series to be recognized, with Stranger Things scoring a staggering 19 total nominations including a supporting actor nod for David Harbour’s role as Chief Hopper and a supporting actress nomination for Millie Bobby Brown’s turn as Eleven. The Netflix series is also officially in the running for best drama against the likes of Westworld, House of Cards, The Handmaid’s Tale and Better Call Saul.
Returning to Netflix on October 27, Stranger Things stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, Cara Buono, Joe Keery and Noah Schnapp.
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