- Despite not being eligible for this year’s Emmy Awards, Stranger Things kids stole the spotlight at the awards ceremony
- Millie Bobby Brown, Caleb McLaughlin, and Gaten Matarazzo did an onstage performance of Bruno Mars’ Uptown Funk
- Dressed as their characters from the show, they helped host Jimmy Kimmel in giving away free sandwiches to the hungry audience
Netflix’s breakout hit, Stranger Things, may not be eligible for the Emmys this year, but that didn’t stop three of the show’s young stars from stealing the spotlight from the prestigious awards ceremony.
Everyone’s favorite middle-schoolers from Hawkins, Indiana — Millie Bobby Brown, Caleb McLaughlin, and Gaten Matarazzo who play Eleven, Lucas, and Dustin on the sci-fi drama, respectively — ditched their ’80s jeans and t-shirts to put on their finest, red carpet-worthy outfits for the 68th annual Emmy Awards.
E! Style shared on a Twitter post just how the kids owned it on the red carpet.
“Strange, it’s as if they’ve done this before,” the caption read.
Not only were these kids blessed with acting chops, they seem to be musically-gifted too as seen on various clips shared by the audience when they did an onstage performance of Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk”.
In an attempt to top Ellen DeGeneres’ free pizza moment at the 2014 Oscars, Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel enlisted the ‘Stranger Things’ stars in giving out peanut butter and jelly sandwiches during the award show, as per an article published by US Magazine.
“My mother made 7,000 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches,” Kimmel told the audience. “Let’s bring in the kids of ‘Stranger Things’ to hand the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches out.”
The kids, dressed as their characters from the show, delivered the sandwiches to the hungry crowd on their signature bikes.
With the show’s meteoric rise to popularity and the kids showing they can own the limelight in such a renowned awards ceremony, “Stranger Things” will definitely be a shoo-in for next year’s Emmys.