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Stranger Things Expected To Break a Major Game of Thrones Record At This Year’s Emmys

The Netflix original sci-fi series, Stranger Things is yet to leave its viewers disappointed. The Duffer Brothers’ creation has taken the Netflix subscribers by storm since 2016 and it has only since grown in popularity and achieved almost a cult-sensation status. With a totally new take on the ‘children fighting monsters’ trope, the series symbolizes a flurry of things to a lot of people.

Stranger Things Season 4 antagonist Vecna
Stranger Things Season 4 antagonist Vecna

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It is a show about trust, friendship, family, and love. But above all, Stranger Things symbolizes goodness of heart and the brave always triumphing over evil.

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Stranger Things Set To Break Emmy Records

The award-winning show has its viewers in a chokehold. With a fantastical plot, groundbreaking storyline, and fast-paced narrative, the series is always delivering success with each of its seasons. And as expected, Stranger Things is set to break a major record at the Emmys this year. Season 4 Vol I episode “Dear Billy” is in the running for 7 categories and if the show ends up winning, it will break the current 6 awards record held by Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire.

Stranger Things Season 4
Stranger Things Season 4 cast

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“Dear Billy” is being considered for the following categories:

  • Best Drama Director: Shawn Levy
  • Best Drama Guest Actor: Robert Englund
  • Best Stunt Performance
  • Best Prosthetic Makeup
  • Best Music Supervision
  • Best Picture Editing (Single-Camera Drama)
  • Best Cinematography (Single-Camera Series, One Hour)

The current 6-award record is being held by the Game of Thrones iconic Season 6 penultimate episode “Battle of the Bastards” and by the pilot episode of the HBO period crime drama series Boardwalk Empire.

Eddie Munson
Season 4 cast addition, Joseph Quinn as Eddie Munson

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Stranger Things Season 4 Vol 1: Synopsis

The show is highly deserving in each of the categories mentioned for an Emmy win. The latest season of the supernatural sci-fi series was dropped on May 27, 3 years after Netflix aired Season 3. The delay although accounted to the pandemic was worth the wait.

This section contains spoilers for Stranger Things Season 4 Vol 1

Season 4 Vol I delves into the narrative of Eleven and her posse finding their way through Hawkins and California in the aftermath of The Battle of Starcourt and El losing her powers. With the new character Eddie Munson in the mix, the script has definitely ramped up on the chaotic scale. Vol I also goes back way into the past to reveal Eleven’s childhood and the experimentations conducted in the Hawkins lab. 001 makes a horrifying comeback as the main antagonist, Vecna, in the latest season and the role couldn’t have been played by anyone better deserving than Jamie Campbell Bower.

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Jamie Campbell Bower - Stranger Things
Jamie Campbell Bower as 001

On the other end, the cold and stark Alaskan landscape is traversed by Joyce and her eccentric partner Murray to reach Hopper and break him out of the Russian prison, Kamchatka. As all the parties make their journey, each with their own mission, the story, and identity of the Vecna become clearer to the people involved. Season 4 Vol I ends with Vecna’s identity completely revealed with a timeline transformation depicting the morphing of 001 into the mind-invading killer.

Stranger Things Season 4 Vol 2 airs on July 1, 2022, on Netflix.

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Written by Diya Majumdar