The makers of Stranger Things are apparently not been pleased with the Emmy nominations this year. Let’s break the news down, read on to know more.
After what proved to be a hard year, the Emmy nominations came as a good distraction for people, all looking for some respite in the world of television. This quickly evaporated by the snubs that the Emmys so casually threw at a lot of deserving artists. Netflix’s Stranger Things got a nomination for the third year running for the great show that it is. But the makers, Duffer Brothers, feel some deserving cast members were left out of their due.
- Stranger Things: Acting miss at Emmys
- The nominations it did get
- Stranger Things: Season 4 updates
Stranger Things: Acting miss at Emmys
The Duffer Brothers made a name for themselves when they came out with the blockbuster that Stranger Things is. The supernatural-thriller, riding high on 80s nostalgia, created waves globally, becoming the most-watched show on Netflix.
But the one place where the actors haven’t been able to create waves has been the Emmys platform. It left the cast out of the nominations in the leading acting categories this year, and the Duffer Brothers don’t appreciate it.
One such snub was actor David Harbour, who plays the lovable chief Jim Hopper on the show. An actor of excellent calibre, his work in season 3 was some of the best acting the series has witnessed. Harbour transformed his character from a small-town sheriff to a loving and fighting man who will go to the depths of the earth for the people he loves.
Another shocking snub according to the makers belonged to actor Dacre Montgomery, who plays Billy Hargrove on the show. Montgomery met his end in season 3, but not before giving a heart-wrenching performance, that would put anyone acting next to him to shame.
Even though Billy met his end in season 3, there is still hope for Chief Hopper to be nominated next year.
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The nominations it did get
The Emmys didn’t forget the show entirely.It has been the recipient of many Emmy nominations and wins, but this year marks one of the lowest it has ever got. The Duffer Brothers creation has transformed newcomer kids into bona fide Hollywood stars, like Millie Bobby Brown and Steve Harrington, and season 3 broke the record for the most-streamed show in its debut week.
The show got eight nominations in the categories — Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series, Outstanding Interactive Extension Of A Linear Program, Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour), Outstanding Special Visual Effects, Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour), Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Limited Series Or Movie, Outstanding Music Supervision.
It has previously been nominated 31 times and has bagged the award six times. So, this year is a step down for the series but season 4 is just ‘round the corner’, and maybe we can expect better things then?
Stranger Things: Season 4 updates
Season 4 went into production in February 2020, and shooting had begun. But due to the Covid outbreak, the shoot was cancelled indefinitely, with no signs of the situation changing in the near future.
With no release date in mind, fans were at least relieved when news of the shooting resuming from September 17 was announced, but Duffer Brothers have made it clear that “the safety of cast and crew comes first.”
Well, it looks like we might have to wait a little while longer before we can revisit Hawkins and our world will finally be upside-down again. And as far as the Duffer Brother’s disappointment is concerned, we are right there with you.
Do you think Harbour and Montgomery deserved that Emmy nomination? And are you excited for season 4? Let us know in the comments section below.