The Golden Globes are one of the few award shows that honor both television and movies and among those, it is the most prestigious.  The results of this ceremony– the first of what is referred to as “Awards Season”– are usually a good predictor of which TV shows, movies, actors and actresses will go on to win the Emmys and Academy Awards, the top honors in their respective fields.

This summer, Netflix retro sci fi series ‘Stranger Things’ became a huge sensation– the second most popular original program on the streaming service.  But popularity doesn’t always equal quality or critical acclaim.  So on Monday, when the nominations for the Golden Globes were announced, everyone in Hollywood was on pins and needles… including the cast of ‘Stranger Things’.

Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair), and Noah Schnapp (Will Byers) gathered on the couch of a hotel room anxiously awaited the announcements to see if their hit show had what it took to impress the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Did it?

Looks like it!

‘Stranger Things’ will be up against period piece ‘The Crown’, HBO’s stalwart ‘Game of Thrones’, this fall’s buzziest new show ‘This Is Us’ and another HBO entry, the edgy ‘Westworld’.

In addition, Winona Ryder is nominated as Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Drama for playing Will’s mother Joyce.  She will be up against Caitriona Balfe for ‘Outlander’, Claire Foy for ‘The Crown’, Keri Russell as ‘The Americans’ and Evan Rachel Wood for ‘Westworld’.

The awards show airs at 8pm EST on Sunday, January 8, 2017 on NBC.  Ricky Gervais returns to host.

‘Stranger Things’ returns for a second season next summer.

Source: Entertainment Weekly