The latest Screen Actors Guild Awards were dominated by most of the usual suspects, but Netflix’s breakout sci-fi hit Stranger Things came away with a whole lot of love.
The period-set streaming series won for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, while co-stars Millie Bobby Brown and Winona Ryder were nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series (Claire Foy won the category for her role in The Crown).
Hey, three nominations and one win is pretty darn good for a show that debuted with virtually no buzz and went on to take the world by storm.
"This award from you, who take your craft seriously and earnestly believe, like me, that great acting can change the world is a call to arms from our fellow craftsmen and women to go deeper and, through our art, to battle against fear, self-centeredness and exclusivity of our predominantly narcissistic culture," co-star David Harbour said. "And through our craft, cultivate a more empathetic and understanding society by revealing intimate truths that serve as a forceful reminder to folks that when they feel broken and afraid and tired, they are not alone."
Additional genre love was given to Game of Thrones, which took home the top prize for Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series.