Emmys: 'Stranger Things' Barb Actress Scores Surprise Nomination

Lawrence Kim
July 14, 2017

Overall, "Stranger Things" pulls in a very healthy 18 nominations, but the other 17 were placed gently to the side so the internet could collectively shriek for a few minutes about how Barb could have possibly gotten a nomination.

For those who haven't seen the freshman show because it's too scary - because it really is terrifying - Barb is a small character with a big heart who just wants to protect her friend from growing up too quickly.

Creators, writers and directors of the show, Matt and Ross Duffer aka The Duffer Brothers, responded to the unexpected nomination for Purser with Entertainment Weekly. Could this Emmy nomination be the justice that fans have been longing for for the past year?

Shannon Purser - whose missing character on "Stranger Things" was largely ignored by the fictional town's search crew - received a surprise Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress, despite her only appearing in four episodes with very little screen time. Besides, she will also start dating her old classmate Bob. All of those series are beloved by critics and fans alike, and it's much more likely that one of those women will eventually come away with the prize at the end of the night.

"Everybody has been a third wheel, and Barb is a wonderful, nerdy third wheel", the actress said. The actress is also still in school at the Kennesaw State University.

NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah" were snubbed in the variety talk series category in favour of more politically scathing shows - "Jimmy Kimmel Live", "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert", "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" and "Full Frontal With Samantha Bee".

Purser - whose costar David Harbour, who plays Chief Jim Hopper on the show, was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama - has since gone on to star as Ethel Muggs on CW's Riverdale. Winners will be revealed in September.

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