Following the release of Season 4 of the Netflix sci-fi juggernaut, both critics and fans were calling for Emmy nominations for several of the show's cast, particularly Sadie Sink and Millie Bobby Brown.
In fact, the impact of the episode was so great that the song entwined with the scene went on to smash records.
Millie Bobby Brown showed true range in Season 4, going from a grieving daughter and bullied new kid at school all the way to human weapon in a secret lab, before ultimately rising like a phoenix from the ashes to help her friends.
Following "The Piggyback" (Season 4, Episode 9), fans also lauded the tear-jerking performances of Caleb McLaughlin and Gaten Matarazzo, both of whom had to hold a close friend in their final moments.
When the 2022 Emmy nominations rolled in, Stranger Things as a show was nominated in several categories.
The show is up against many other cultural phenomena of recent years, including Euphoria, Squid Game, and Succession.
Fans were, of course, thrilled to see Stranger Things in the lineup for so many awards, but needless to say, confused as to how its leads received no nominations.
Many took to Twitter to express their outrage at the perceived snub by the Emmys.
Here's a round-up of some of the fan reactions on Twitter:
I would watch this movie tbf.
Even just these stills give me chills.
Fans didn't just see red in Vecna's lair...
More unbelievable than Vecna existing in the real world...
Actual footage of me at the Emmys:
Millie has been nominated for an Emmy twice before, but not yet won, despite disbelief from fans and critics.
Both the show, and Millie's part in it, will likely go down in pop culture history.
MBB in her element:
There is hope, though.
I'm totally stoked that the cast and crew got so many well-deserved nominations, but truly surprised that the cast weren't in the running, too.
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