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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'.  

The series has also been recognized by Parrot Analytics as the most in-demand digital original series of the world for two consecutive years, 2017 and 2018[1] and is also included in the 2019 edition of Guinness World Records.[2]

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[3] 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[5] AFI Television Programs of the Year Stranger Things Honored
Critics' Choice Awards Best Drama Series[6] 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
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[7] Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media Stranger Things Volume 1 Nominated
Stranger Things Volume 2
Writers Guild Awards[8] Drama Series Stranger Things Nominated
New Series
Satellite Awards[9] 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[10] 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[11] 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[12] 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[13] 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 (for "Chapter Nine: The Gate") Nominated
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series Nominated
Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards[13] Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series Carmen Cuba, Tara Feldstein, and Chase Paris Nominated
Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour) Tim Ives (for "Chapter One: MADMAX") Nominated
Outstanding Music Supervision Nora Felder (for "Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer") Nominated
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series Kevin D. Ross (for "Chapter Nine: The Gate") Nominated
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 (for "Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer") Won
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour) Joe Barnett, Adam Jenkins, Michael P. Clark, and Bill Higley Nominated
Outstanding Special Visual Effects Paul Graff, Christina Graff, Michael Maher, Fred Raimondi, Seth Hill, Joel Sevilla, Alex Young, Steven Michael Dinozzi, and Caius Man Nominated
Teen Choice Awards [14] Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show Stranger Things Nominated
Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor Finn Wolfhard Nominated
Gaten Matarazzo Nominated
Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress Millie Bobby Brown Won
Choice TV Villain Mind Flayer Nominated
Choice TV Ship Finn Wolfhard & Millie Bobby Brown Nominated
Choice Liplock Millie Bobby Brown & Finn Wolfhard Nominated
Choice Hissy Fit Joe Keery Nominated
Choice Scene Stealer Charlie Heaton Nominated
Gold Derby TV Awards [15] Best Drama Series Stranger Things Nominated
Best Drama Supporting Actress Millie Bobby Brown Nominated
Best Drama Supporting Actor David Harbour Won
Noah Schnapp Nominated
Best Drama Episode "Chapter Nine: The Gate" (Written by The Duffer Brothers ) Nominated
Annual Grammy Awards Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media Stranger Things 2 (original soundtrack) Nominated

2019

Award Category Nominee Result
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite TV Show Stranger Things Nominated
Favorite Female TV Star Millie Bobby Brown Nominated
Favorite Male TV Star Caleb McLaughlin Nominated
Teen Choice Awards [16] Choice Summer TV Show Stranger Things Won
Choice Summer TV Actress Millie Bobby Brown Won
Choice Summer TV Actor Caleb McLaughlin Nominated
Finn Wolfhard Nominated
Gaten Matarazzo Nominated
Noah Schnapp Won
People's Choice Awards The Show of 2019 Stranger Things Pending
The Female TV Show of 2019 Millie Bobby Brown Pending
The Male TV Show of 2019 Finn Wolfhard Pending

References

  1. "‘Stranger Things’ Named Most In-Demand Series In the World"Deadline. January 22, 2019.
  2. "'Stranger Things' Makes Guinness Record Book"Broadcasting Cable. August 28, 2018.
  3. "2016 Music in Visual Media Nominees" Hollywood Music in Media.
  4. "HMMA Winners" Hollywood Music in Media.
  5. "AFI AWARDS 2016" American Film Awards.
  6. Critics Choice Awards 2016 Nominations.
  7. "59th Annual Grammy Awards Winners & Nominees" The Grammys. (archived version)
  8. "2017 Nominees & Winners" The Writers Guild Awards. (archived version)
  9. "International Press Academy 21st Annual Satellite Awards Nominations" Press Academy. November 28, 2016.
  10. "Best of 2017 Best Dramatic TV Performance" IGN
  11. "“Stranger Things: Season 2” and “Westworld Season 2” won the most awards for television" Variety
  12. "‘Stranger Things own the night at MTV Movie & TV Awards " Syfy
  13. 13.0 13.1 "Emmy Winners 2018: Full List" Deadline
  14. "Teen Choice Awards 2018 Winners: The Complete List " EONLINE
  15. "[1]"Gold Derby
  16. "Teen Choice Awards 2019: See the full list of winners and nominees"EW
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