Justice For Barb: She's Just Been Nominated For An Emmy!

13 July 2017, 17:51 | Updated: 7 November 2017, 16:49

Barb Stranger Things
Woodrow Whyte

By Woodrow Whyte

And Millie Bobby Brown has bagged a nomination too.

In what must be the most beautiful turn of events the universe has ever known, Barb from Stranger Things, as played by Shannon Purser, has been nominated for an Emmy.

The whole world fell in love with the frumpy, bookish and loyal best friend to Nancy in the Netflix series, whose life was taken far too soon by the evil Demogorgon. Her death inspired a #JusticeForBarb campaign that took the world by storm and propelled Shannon Purser to fame and further acting parts, including at our other Netflix fave show, Riverdale.

Well justice has truly been served now as Shannon has been given the nod for the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series prize. Stranger Things has earned 18 nominations including Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for David Harbour, who played Jim Hopper. In her category, Purser will be up against another Netflix star, Laverne Cox, who stars in Orange Is the New Black. There's no other way to say it: we are fucking shook.

This is how Shannon took the news:

Congratulations Shannon - very well deserved! We can't wait to see you rocking the red carpet!