Barb From Stranger Things Get Emmy Nom and MORE

Shannon Purser's nomination is possibly the biggest surprise from the announcements
By Allie Dietz
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  • Stop what your doing and start planning your Emmys party for the Sept. 17 award ceremony. The 69th annual Emmy Nominees are in and fans of Stranger Things are beyond thrilled that Shannon Purser who played barb on the show scored a surprise nomination. Quite possibly the biggest (and greatest) shock from the Emmy’s nominations announcements is Purser’s nomination for outstanding guest actress in a drama series. The award show, which is filled with tough competition will will be telecast live from the Microsoft Theater in L.A. on Sept. 17 at 8p.m. on CBS.

    Purser tweeted her excitement and congratulated other artists nominated:

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  • Here are this year’s nominees:

    Outstanding Drama Series

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    The Crown

    The Handmaid’s Tale

    House of Cards (pictured)

    Stranger Things

    This Is Us


    Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

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  • Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder (pictured)

    Claire Foy, The Crown

    Elizabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

    Keri Russell, The Americans

    Robin Wright, House of Cards

    Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

    Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

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  • Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us (pictured)

    Anthony Hopkins, Westworld

    Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

    Matthew Rhys, The Americans

    Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

    Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

    Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us

    Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

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  • Uzo Aduba, Orange Is The New Black (pictured)

    Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things

    Ann Dowd, Th Handmaid’s Tale

    Chrissy Metz, This Is Us

    Thandie Newton, Westworld

    Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale

    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

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  • Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul

    David Harbour, Stranger Things

    Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us

    Michael Kelly, House of Cards

    John Lithgow, The Crown

    Mandy Patinkin, Homeland (pictured)

    Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

    Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

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  • Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale

    Laverne Cox, Orange is the New Black

    Ann Dowd, The Leftovers

    Shannon Purser, Stranger Things (pictured)

    Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away with Murder

    Alison Wright, The Americans

    Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

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  • Hank Azaria, Ray Donovan

    Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline (pictured)

    Gerald McRaney, This Is Us

    Denis O’Hare, This Is Us

    Brian Tyree Henry, This Is Us

    BD Wong, Mr. Robot

    Outstanding Comedy Series



    Master of None

    Modern Family

    Silicon Valley

    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

    Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

    Pamela Arlon, Better Things

    Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie

    Allison Janey, Mom

    Ellie Kemper, Mom

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

    Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

    Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

    Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

    Aziz Ansari, Master of None

    Zach Galifianakis, Baskets

    Donald Glover, Atlanta

    William H. Macy, Shameless

    Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

    Outstanding supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

    Vanessa Bayer, Saturday Night Live

    Anna Chlumsky, Veep

    Kathryn Hahn, Transparent

    Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live

    Judith Light, Transparent

    Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

    Louie Anderson, Baskets

    Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live

    Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

    Ty Burrell, Modern Family

    Tony Hale, Veep

    Matt Walsh, Veep

    Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

    Becky Ann Baker, Girls

    Angela Bassett, Master of None

    Carrie Fisher, Catastrophe

    Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live

    Wanda Sykes, Black-ish

    Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

    Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

    Riz Ahmed, Girlsv

    Dave Chappelle, Saturday Night Live

    Tom Hanks, Saturday Night Live

    Hugh Laurie, Veep

    Lin-Manuel Miranda, Saturday Night Live

    Matthew Rhys, Girls

    Outstanding Limit Series

    Big Little Lies


    Feud: Bette and Joan


    The Night Of

    Outstanding Made-for-TV Movie

    Black Mirror: San Junipero

    Dolly Parton’s Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love

    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

    Sherlock: The Lying Detective

    The Wizard of Lies

    Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

    Carrie Coon, Fargo

    Felicity Huffman, American Crime

    Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies

    Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan

    Susan Sarandon, Feud:Bette and Joan

    Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

    Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

    Riz Ahmed, The Night Of

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Lying Detective

    Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies

    Ewan McGregor, Fargo

    Geoffrey Rush, Genius

    John Turturro, The Night Of

    Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

    Bill Camp, The Night Of

    Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan

    Alexander Skarsgård, Big Little Lies

    David Thewlis, Fargo

    Stanley Tucci, Feud: Bette and Joan

    Michael Kenneth Williams, The Night Of

    Outstanding Variety Talk Series

    Full Frontal with Samantha Bee

    Jimmy Kimmel Live

    Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

    The Late Late Show with James Corden

    The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

    Real Time With Bill Maher

    Outstanding Reality Competition Series

    The Amazing Race

    American Ninja Warrior

    Project Runway

    RuPaul’s Drag Race

    Top Chef

    The Voice

    Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality- Competition Program

    Alec Baldwin, Match Game

    RuPaul Charles, RuPaul’s Drag Race

    W. Kamau Bell, United Shades of America With W. Kamau Bell

    Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway

    Gordon Ramsey, MasterChef Junior

    Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg, Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party

    Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

    Billy on the Street

    Documentary Now!

    Drunk History


    Saturday Night Live

    Tracey Ullman’s Show

    You can find the full list of nominees here. What do you guys think of this years line up? Are you excited Shannon Purser is nominated? Let us know in the comments or at @whatstrending on Twitter!