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With the release of the Netflix science-fiction horror show Stranger Things, directed by the Duffer Brothers, the show instantly became a cultural phenomenon for its portrayal of homages to the 80's genre films. The show also received critical acclaim and praise for its authentic characterization, pacing, atmosphere, soundtrack, directing, writing and superb acting, especially by the kids.

The series has up to now, garnered numerous industry nominations and awards, for instance, winning the 'Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series' as well as receiving 18 nominations for the "69th Primetime Emmy Awards" for the first season, including but not limited to 'Outstanding Drama Series'.  

Awards that the critically acclaimed Stranger Things has been nominated for or won are enumerated below.




2016

Award Category Nominee Result
Hollywood Music in Media Awards[1] Main Title – TV Show/Digital Series Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein Nominated
Original Score – TV Show/Mini Series
Outstanding Music Supervision – Television Nora Felder Won

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AFI Awards 2016[3] AFI Television Programs of the Year Stranger Things Honored
Critics' Choice Awards Best Drama Series[4] Stranger Things Nominated
Most Bingeworthy Show

2017

Award Category Nominee Result
Golden Globe Awards Best Television Series - Drama Stranger Things Nominated
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama Winona Ryder
Gold Derby TV Awards Best Drama Series Stranger Things Won
Best Drama Supporting Actor David Harbour Nominated
Best Drama Supporting Actress Millie Bobby Brown Nominated
Winona Ryder Nominated
Breakthrough Performer of the Year Millie Bobby Brown Won
Best Drama Episode of the Year "Chapter Seven: The Bathtub" Nominated
"Chapter Eight: The Upside Down" Nominated
Best Ensemble of the Year Main cast Nominated
Producers Guild of America Awards Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama The Duffer Brothers, Shawn Levy, Dan Cohen, Iain Paterson Won
People's Choice Awards Favorite TV Show Stranger Things Nominated
Favorite Premium Sci-Fi/Fantasy Series
Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress Millie Bobby Brown
Annual Grammy Awards Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media Stranger Things Volume 1 Nominated
Stranger Things Volume 2
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Stranger Things Won
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Winona Ryder

Millie Bobby Brown

Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Drama Series Stranger Things Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series David Harbour Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Millie Bobby Brown Nominated
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series The Duffer Brothers Nominated
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series Nominated
Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Shannon Purser Nominated
Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period Program Chris Trujillo, William Davis & Jess Royal Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Millie Bobby Brown Nominated
Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series Carmen Cuba, Tara Feldstein & Chase Paris Won
Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series Tim Ives Nominated
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series Kevin D. Ross Nominated
Dean Zimmerman Won
Outstanding Hair-styling for a Single-Camera Series Sarah Hindsgaul & Evelyn Roach Nominated
Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic) Myke Michaels & Teresa Vest Nominated
Outstanding Music Supervision Nora Felder Nominated
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series Bradley North, Craig Henighan, Jordan Wilby, Jonathan Golodner, Tiffany S. Griffth, Sam Munoz, David Klotz, Noel Vought & Ginger Geary Won
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series Joe Barnett, Adam Jenkins, Chris Durfy & Bill Higley Nominated
Outstanding Main Title Design Michelle Dougherty, Peter Frankfurt, Arisu Kashiwagi & Eric Demeusy Won
Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music Michael Stein & Kyle Dixon Won
Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media within a Scripted Program Netflix, CBS Digital Nominated
Annual Grammy Awards[5] Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media Stranger Things Volume 1 Nominated
Stranger Things Volume 2
Writers Guild Awards[6] Drama Series Stranger Things Nominated
New Series
Satellite Awards[7] Television Series, Genre Stranger Things Nominated
Actress in a Series, Drama/Genre Winona Ryder
MTV Millennial Awards TV Series of the Year Stranger Things Won
MTV Movie and TV Awards Best Actor in a Show Millie Bobby Brown Won
Best Hero Millie Bobby Brown Nominated
Best Villain Demogorgon Nominated
Show of the Year Stranger Things Won
IGN Awards Best Action Series Stranger Things Won
Best TV Episode The Gate (episode) Won
IGN People's Choice Award[8] Best Dramatic TV Performance Millie Bobby Brown Won
Young Artist Awards Best Performance in a Digital TV Series or Film – Young Actor Noah Schnapp Nominated
Best Performance in a Digital TV Series or Film – Young Actress Millie Bobby Brown Nominated
Best Performance in a Digital TV Series or Film – Teen Actor Finn Wolfhard Nominated
Gaten Matarazzo Nominated
Caleb McLaughlin Nominated
Best Performance in a Digital TV Series or Film – Teen Actress Natalia Dyer Nominated

2018

Award Category Nominee Result
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Millie Bobby Brown Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series David Harbour
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Main Cast Nominated
Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series Stunt Team Nominated
Golden Globe Awards Best Television Series – Drama Stranger Things Nominated
Critics' Choice Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series David Harbour Won
Empire Awards Best TV Series Stranger Things Nominated
Best Actress in a TV Series Millie Bobby Brown Nominated
SOC Lifetime Achievement Awards Camera Operator of the Year – Television Stranger Things Won
NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Performance by a Youth Caleb McLaughlin Won
Golden Reel Awards Best Sound Editing: TV Short Form – Music David Klotz Won
ICG Publicists Awards Publicist Showmanship Television Award Denise Godoy Won
Kid's Choice Awards Favorite TV Show Stranger Things Won
Favorite TV Actress Millie Bobby Brown
Golden Trailer Awards[9] Best Fantasy Adventure (TV Spot/Trailer/Teaser for a series) Stranger Things Won
Best Music (TV Spot/Trailer/Teaser for a series) Stranger Things Won
Best Sound Editing (TV Spot/Trailer/Teaser for a series) Stranger Things Won
MTV Movie & TV Awards[10] TV Show of the Year Stranger Things Won
Best Performance in a Show Millie Bobby Brown Won
Best Kiss Finn Wolfhard & Millie Bobby Brown Nominated
Most Frightened Performance Noah Schnapp Won
Scene Stealer Dacre Montgomery Nominated
Best On-Screen Team Gaten Matarazzo, Finn Wolfhard, Caleb McLaughlin, Noah Schnapp & Sadie Sink Nominated
Best Musical Moment Stranger Things Won
Primetime Emmy Awards[11] Outstanding Drama Series Stranger Things Pending
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series David Harbour Pending
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Millie Bobby Brown Pending
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series The Duffer Brothers (for "Chapter Nine: The Gate") Pending
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series Pending
Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards[11] Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series Carmen Cuba, Tara Feldstein, and Chase Paris Pending
Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour) Tim Ives (for "Chapter One: MADMAX") Pending
Outstanding Music Supervision Nora Felder (for "Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer") Pending
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series Kevin D. Ross (for "Chapter Nine: The Gate") Pending
Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series Bradley North, Craig Henighan, Tiffany S. Griffith, Jordan B. Wilby, David Werntz, Antony Zeller, David Klotz, Zane Bruce, and Lindsay Pepper Pending
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour) Joe Barnett, Adam Jenkins, Michael P. Clark, and Bill Higley Pending
Outstanding Special Visual Effects Paul Graff, Christina Graff, Michael Maher, Fred Raimondi, Seth Hill, Joel Sevilla, Alex Young, Steven Michael Dinozzi, and Caius Man Pending
Teen Choice Awards [12] [13] Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show Stranger Things Pending
Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor Finn Wolfhard Pending
Gaten Matarazzo Pending
Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress Millie Bobby Brown Pending
Choice TV Villain Mind Flayer Pending
Choice TV Ship Finn Wolfhard & Millie Bobby Brown Pending
Choice Liplock Millie Bobby Brown & Finn Wolfhard Pending
Choice Hissy Fit Joe Keery Pending
Choice Scene Stealer Charlie Heaton Pending

References

  1. "2016 Music in Visual Media Nominees" Hollywood Music in Media.
  2. "HMMA Winners" Hollywood Music in Media.
  3. "AFI AWARDS 2016" American Film Awards.
  4. Critics Choice Awards 2016 Nominations.
  5. "59th Annual Grammy Awards Winners & Nominees" The Grammys. (archived version)
  6. "2017 Nominees & Winners" The Writers Guild Awards. (archived version)
  7. "International Press Academy 21st Annual Satellite Awards Nominations" Press Academy. November 28, 2016.
  8. "Best of 2017 Best Dramatic TV Performance" IGN
  9. "“Stranger Things: Season 2” and “Westworld Season 2” won the most awards for television" Variety
  10. "‘Stranger Things own the night at MTV Movie & TV Awards " Syfy
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Emmy Nominations" Deadline
  12. "2018 Teen Choice Awards Nominees" TV Guide
  13. "[1]" Gold Derby