'Stranger Things': Will David Harbour and Millie Bobby Brown Win Emmys?

It's definitely possible.

by Josie Rhodes Cook

With any luck, everyone’s favorite father-daughter TV duo has a chance to be a father-daughter Emmy-winning character duo at the Emmy awards later this month. The odds that David Harbour and Millie Bobby Brown might both win Emmys on September 17 are actually pretty good, according to speculation ahead of the ceremony.

Harbour is nominated for Best Drama Supporting Actor at this year’s Emmy awards, for his portrayal of Chief Hopper, epic dad dancing and all, on Netflix’s Stranger Things. Brown is nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her turn as Eleven in the same show. And it sounds like both actors have a good chance of taking home their respective awards on the same night.

Will David Harbour Win The Emmy for Stranger Things?

The Hollywood Reporter updates its Emmy prediction list every Monday leading up to the awards show; the predictions are a reflection of how the site’s awards columnist, Scott Feinberg, thinks the Emmy standings would look if voting ended each particular Monday. And as of Monday, September 3, THR has both Harbour and Brown in first place for the projected finish in their respective Emmy categories.

Then there’s Gold Derby, which predicts Hollywood races like the winners of Emmy awards. That site listed Harbour as a “soft frontrunner” in his category for this year’s awards, partly because he won the Critics’ Choice and picked up both Golden Globe and SAG nominations.

Sports Betting Experts, professional oddsmakers that Inverse looked to for odds on Shannon Purser winning an Emmy in 2017, doesn’t seem to have made predictions for the Emmys this year just yet.

Millie Bobby Brown on Stranger Things


Will Brown Win The Emmy for Stranger Things?

The aforementioned THR predictions has Brown in first place for an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series category this year.

Gold Derby doesn’t seem as sure of a winner in this category, and to be fair, it is a pretty crowded field, with people like Yvonne Strahovski and Ann Dowd of The Handmaid’s Tale also in the running.

Interestingly enough, Oddsshark, which provides live odds and sports betting lines, has Brown in last place to win the Emmy this year. But there’s always a chance for an upset. By comparison, the same source thinks Harbour will take home an award.


“You can’t really have one without the other”

But if you ask Harbour, he might say that if either of the actors wins an Emmy this year, the other one should, too. Harbour spoke with E! News on July 12, and at the time, he said the fact that they were both nominated for Stranger Things made sense to him. Harbour said:

That sort of feels right to me because I feel like you can’t really have one without the other, there was so much this season between the two of us that it would feel strange if it was one and not the other.

He went on to add that their performances were “so dependent on each other and what we brought out in each other.”

If both Harbour and Brown win Emmys this year, it will certainly be an epic, well-earned moment for both of them.

See Also: Why the ‘Stranger Things’ 2017 Emmy Snub Isn’t a Big Deal

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