The Emmy nominations announced this morning officially made history. Two of the omnipresent Stranger Things kids got nominated for Emmys this year, and one of them—13-year-old Millie Bobby Brown—is the youngest Primetime Emmy nominee in a drama category ever. She's the youngest actor to be nominated, period, since a 6-year-old Keisha Knight Pulliam got a nomination for playing Rudy Huxtable on The Cosby Show in 1986. She'll be going after the Best Supporting Actress award, though, come on—Eleven is kind of the lead, right?
it's only 1:00 pm and A LOT has happened. Stranger things is a show to represent equality, fairness, and outcasts. Im grateful that I am a part of that. I'm extremely excited that the show has been nominated 18 times! A huge congrats to all the other nominees! Chief hopper- you completely deserve this because you are a phenomenal actor and to watch you work is inspiring and educating! To all of the directors, writers and producers, congrats!Wohooooo! Let's win this thing 🌸
20-year-old Shannon Purser, who played the tragically murdered Barb on Stranger Things, may not technically be a kid—but she's also the youngest actor to be nominated in her category by about 13 years (in fact, the oldest nominee in her category, Cicely Tyson, is 92!).
Also nominated for an acting award from the show is David Harbour, who plays Hopper, the hard-drinking police chief of Hawkins. Harbour is nominated for Best Supporting Actor. On the other hand, the series's big grown-up star, Winona Ryder, was shut out completely, except on our hearts (I mean, her acting in the Christmas lights episode!).
The sci-fi show garnered a surprising 18 nominations from Emmy voters, though it doesn't lead the nomination pack—that honor goes to Saturday Night Live and Westworld, who garnered 22 nominations a piece.
You can find a list of the Emmy nominations here, and the ceremony, hosted by Stephen Colbert, will air September 17 on CBS. Maybe Millie Bobby Brown will get to give the most adorable awards speech ever.