On Tuesday, the cast and crew of Season 4 of “Stranger Things” were nominated for thirteen Primetime Emmys, including the best drama series.
No actors from the Netflix sci-fi series “Stranger Things” were nominated for acting roles, which came as a surprise to fans who assumed at least Sadie Sink would be included among the show’s 22 cast members.
Supporting actress in a drama series submissions for “Stranger Things 4” stars Millie Bobby Brown and Sink went unnoticed in favor of Julia Garner (“Ozark”), Christina Ricci (“Yellowjackets”), Rhea Seehorn (“Better Call Saul”), J. Smith-Cameron (“Succession”), Sarah Snook (“Succession”), and Sydney Sweeney (“Euphoria”).
In the category of lead actress in a drama, Winona Ryder was nominated but ultimately fell short behind the likes of Jodie Comer (“Killing Eve”), Laura Linney (“Ozark”), Melanie Lynskey (“Yellowjackets”), Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”), Reese Witherspoon (“The Morning Show”), and Zendaya (“Euphoria”).
Other categories in which “Stranger Things” was recognized include best drama series, best casting for a drama series, best single-camera picture editing for a drama series, best period and/or character hairstyling, best period and/or character makeup (non-prosthetic), best prosthetic makeup, best music supervision, best sound editing for a comedy or drama series (one hour), best sound mixing for a comedy or drama series (one hour), and best special visual effects.
The first seven episodes of Season 6, the one developed by the Duffer brothers, have been nominated for 13 Emmys. Volume 2 of “Stranger Things 4” (episodes 8 and 9), which were not released until after the submission deadline, will instead compete for Emmys in 2019.
The third season of the Netflix sci-fi drama received eight nominations, the lowest number ever. This means that the first half of Season 4 of “Stranger Things” has received five more nominations than the whole third season did. Across its first four seasons, “Stranger Things” has received a total of 51 Emmy nominations, seven of which have been awarded.
Season 4 of “Stranger Things” features Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers, David Harbour as Jim Hopper, and Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven.
Finn Wolfhard as Mike Wheeler, Gaten Matarazzo as Dustin Henderson, Caleb McLaughlin as Lucas Sinclair, Noah Schnapp as Will Byers, Natalia Dyer as Nancy Wheeler, Sadie Sink as Max Mayfield, Charlie Heaton as Jonathan Byers, Joe Keery as Steve Harrington, Priah Ferguson as Erica Sinclair, Brett Gelman as Murray, Maya Hawke as Robin Buckley, Cara Buono as Karen Wheeler, Matthew Modine as Dr.
Vecna (Jamie Campbell Bower), Eddie Munson (Joseph Quinn), and Argyle (Eduardo Franco), among others, round up the cast of “Stranger Things 4” as regulars.
The Fourth Season of Stranger Things Has a Poisonous Undercurrent Running Throughout Everything
In spite of the many positive outcomes of the most recent season of Stranger Things, the way in which some viewers have chosen to set the female cast members against one another is not one of them.
Whether you’re a fan or a hater of the show, you can’t deny the impact that Stranger Things, Season 4, has had on the internet (quite literally, Netflix experienced 13,000 outages as fans tried to tune in at 8 am on 1 July). However, a sleazy subculture centered on the physical appearances of female actresses lies beneath the surface of its fans.
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Appearance is certain to be discussed in any TV program, but especially one in which the lead characters are uniformly stunning. Regarding Steve Harrington’s naked chest, we’ve all seen the memes. Although compliments regarding performers’ physical attractiveness are to be anticipated, comparisons to other people should be seen as an insult.
It doesn’t take long to find fan forums debating whether A or B is more attractive. This is especially problematic because it singles out the female cast members (Millie Bobby Brown and Sadie Sink) for criticism.
Millie Bobby Brown or Sadie Sink is one of the top choices when you search for their names on Google. And once you do, you’ll be sent to some really unsuitable locations.
Are we suggesting there’s nothing more to these women than their beauty since the program has won several honors and features some of the greatest performances many of us have seen in years?
Instead of focusing on the various ways in which they excel, we engage in pointless comparisons between them. Since two people can’t equally impress us with their beauty, we must choose between them. In addition to YouTube videos wondering who wore it better, comments like “she is the prettiest girl of the cast” and “she is really lovely but Millie is stunning” abound. As time goes on, the comments get increasingly noxious, sexualizing the person’s lips and hair.
Some followers join other fan forums for the sole purpose of causing drama, making statements like “Sadie Sink is always gorgeous” and providing a gallery of images to back up their claim. How did Sadie Sink even become the topic of conversation on a website dedicated to Millie Bobby Brown? It’s superfluous and just invites additional comparisons between the two. It smells like an argument between children over whether the doll was better, Barbie or Sindy.
Why do female fights still predominate? None of the male performers on the program, including Steve (Joe Keery) and Eddie (Joseph Quinn), have been put to this demeaning competition to see who is the fitter. Both are seen as equally gorgeous males and are not pitted against one another.
If you type “Eddie or Steve Stranger Things” into Google, the search engine will suggest that you really type “Eddie and Steve” and will only return results concerning their “bromance.” The links that deconstruct their appearances seem to have disappeared. They are quite rare.
Our society still uses women’s appearances as a measuring stick for success. When others in your social circle find something admirable in you, they will shout it from the rooftops, but if they discover something they don’t like, they will tear you down by pointing out that someone else has that admirable quality.
Many of the adoring fans of Sink are obsessed with her hair and “natural beauty,” and they are quick to criticize Brown for applying too much makeup in an effort to show their case. It’s impossible to congratulate someone without also being offensive.
Every statement made about either of these two outstanding actresses follows the same pattern: “She’s attractive and…” even when we’re not making comparisons. Compliments on their performance usually come later. And yet, if they were considered poor actresses, they would be criticized for gaining roles due to their looks alone, just as Megan Fox has been for the great portion of her career.
It’s hypocritical to treat renowned people in this way, especially prominent women, and then wonder why others lack confidence. It’s hardly surprising that the way we value physical beauty has led to a more critical discourse on the topic than any other.
The number of people who advise that Brown should stop using filters and Facetuning on her selfies so that she can see her “natural beauty” while simultaneously stating that Sink is more gorgeous baffles me.
I feel it’s important to stress that these ladies are still young because their age is a component of this discussion. We don’t seem to consider that they have feelings or that reading these remarks may make them feel bad about themselves since they aren’t “normal.”
Like, for example, the vast majority of the human population. In fact, it might be argued that fame provides the ideal environment for the development of anxieties, given the continual attention that one receives as a result of their celebrity status.
Contrary to popular belief, women do not function as production units. There is nothing external about us that gives us value; we are valuable in and of ourselves. Period. Should we not do what we preach about the dangers of poisonous beauty standards to our children and the world at large?