Eleven actress Millie Bobby Brown also made the list!
Barb finally has justice.
Stranger Things actress Shannon Purser — whose character, Barb, became a fan-favorite in season 1 of the Netflix show (and whose demise will be addressed in season 2) — scored an unexpected Emmy nomination on Thursday in the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series category, one of 18 total nominations for the Netflix show. (See the full list below.)
“Wow. I am so incredibly honored,” Purser wrote on Twitter. “Thank you so much. Congratulations to all the other incredible nominees. Special congrats to @DavidKHarbour and @milliebbrown and the Duffer brothers. You’re all incredible artists and I’m so happy for you.”
The character, who died in the Upside Down during season 1, was an instant viral sensation — with many viewers hoping she might return for Stranger Things 2 (which debuts in October).
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“I think that it’s Stranger Things. So there’s a possibility for anything,” said Purser, who also plays Ethel Muggs over on Riverdale, back in February. “But I know about as much about season 2 as everybody else does. So there’s really no way to tell. But I’d love to be back if I had the chance.”
Purser is one of three Stranger Things actors to score recognition from the Television Academy: star Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven on the show, and co-star David Harbour, who plays the town’s sheriff, also received supporting nominations. The show also landed in the best drama series category. See the full list of Stranger Things nominations below.
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Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Period Program (One Hour Or More)
Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series
Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (One Hour)
Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series
Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series
Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media Within A Scripted Program
Outstanding Main Title Design
Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)
Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
Outstanding Music Supervision
Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series (David Harbour)
Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series (Millie Bobby Brown)
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series (Shannon Purser)
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series
Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)
Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
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