This year, Millie Bobby Brown was nominated for her very first Emmy Award in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category. In the end, the award went to Ann Dowd for The Handmaid’s Tale, but if Brown had won her category, she would have made history as the youngest Emmy winner ever. (She’s 13.)
Prior to the ceremony, the Stranger Things breakout star talked to E! News about her nomination — and her chill (but happy) reaction just further proved that she’s more mature than most adults.
Brown was nominated for her role as Eleven in Netflix’s breakout sci-fi drama Stranger Things. Uzo Aduba, Chrissy Metz, Thandie Newton, and Samira Wiley were also up for the award. According to TV Guide, she is the youngest to be nominated for an Emmy since Frankie Muniz was recognized for Malcolm in the Middle over a decade ago in 2001 — and the first in a drama category since Claire Danes, at 16, was nominated for My So-Called Life all the way back in 1995.
The youngest Emmy winner to date is actress Roxana Zal, who won an Emmy for the 1984 TV movie Something About Amelia when she was 14.
Brown, though, was unfazed by the potentially historic nomination, perhaps because, as she admitted, the weight of what could have happened just hadn’t hit her yet.
“I think it should’ve by now but it still hasn’t,” she said. “Maybe when I set in my chair and I realize. Right now it’s pretty surreal.”
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