Stranger Things Receives Three Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations

by John Evans

Earlier this week, Horror News Network reported that Netflix’s summer hit Stranger Things had been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. The good news continues today with the announcement that Stranger Things  has also been nominated for three Screen Actors Guild Awards!

The show has been nominated for “Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series,” and both Winona Ryder and Millie Bobby Brown have been nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series.”

While Stranger Things was the only genuine horror title on the Golden Globe Awards nominations list, the Screen Actors Guild has nominated the stunt team of The Walking Dead for “Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series,” and Bryce Dallas Howard of Black Mirror for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries.” Regardless of whoever ends up ultimately winning, this wide recognition of horror works by a prestigious organization is good news for horror fans.

It’s notable that three of the five horror nominations this year have recognized the talent of actresses in horror roles. While she was not nominated for her work on American Horror Story, horror fan favorite Sarah Paulson’s phenomenal performance in The People vs. O.J. Simpson has earned her a nomination in the “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries” category. This speaks to the quality roles that have been written for actresses this year, and to the highly talented women who are currently working in the genre.

The SAG Awards will air on TNT and TBS on January 29th, 2017. For a full list of nominations, click this link. Stay tuned to Horror News Network for more news on awards season as it breaks.

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