Stranger Things crowned Show of the Year at MTV Awards
James R | On 08, May 2017
Stranger Things has been crowned Show of the Year at the 2017 MTV Awards.
Netflix’s original series, part-sci-fi, part-horror and 100 per cent 80s nostalgia, was one of the biggest successes of last summer, with the Duffer brothers’ creation bringing us creepy monsters, cool retro costumes and a whole cast of talented young actors.
Since then, the show has gone on to reap huge acclaim on the awards circuit too, picking up two Golden Globe nominations, a BAFTA nomination and scooping the Outstanding Ensemble prize at the Screen Actors Guild Awards this year. Now, it’s done the double at the MTV Awards, winning both Show of the Year and Best Actor in a Show for Millie Bobby Brown, who plays Eleven.
“I want to thank the Duffer Brothers because they’ve created a badass, female, iconic character that I’ve got the honor to play,” said Brown, accepting the award in tears, as the crowd whooped and cheered.
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Millie’s win saw off competition from Donald Glover (Atlanta), Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Mandy Moore (This Is Us) and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead). The latter, however, was ranked Best Villain for his performance as Negan in AMC’s zombie series.
Netflix was also a big star of the night, with the cast of 13 Reasons Why presenting the Stranger Things gang with the Show of the Year Award. Stranger Things beat rivals Atlanta, Game of Thrones, Insecure, Pretty Little Liars and This Is Us to take home the major prize. RuPaul’s Drag Race (an exclusive for Netflix in the UK) also took home the Best Reality Competition gong, while Ava DuVernay’s Netflix original 13th was also named Best Documentary, beating OJ: Made in America, TIME: The Kalief Browder Story, This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous and I Am Not Your Negro.
Amazon’s Transparent was nominated for Best American Story, alongside Moonlight, Jane the Virgin and Fresh Off the Boat, but lost out to Blackish.