They might not be household names (yet) or even nominees (yet), but it’s hard to imagine that anyone had a better time at the 2016 Emmy Awards than the cast of Stranger Things. Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin and Millie Bobby Brown – who play Dustin, Lucas and Eleven, respectively, on Netflix’s newest sci-fi hit – had more fun than anyone else at their first-ever awards show. And it all started on the red carpet, where they were literally jumping for joy.
Best dressed, best poses, best interviews, most popular – honestly, it’s hard to think of a single superlative these three weren’t awarded on their scene-stealing trip down the red carpet.
Look, when you’re the belle of the ball, you’ve got to stop and take it all in. And that’s exactly why Brown made sure to fit in time for selfies with some very excited, very lucky fans after posing for photographers. Of course, those fans weren’t the only people at the Emmys pumped to meet Brown, Matarazzo and McLaughlin …
Forget an Emmy! The real status symbol at Sunday’s awards was a picture with these three. “Such an honor to be invited to the Emmy’s 2016 and meet so many amazing people best day ever!!!” Brown captioned this picture, of the crew with John Travolta and Kelly Preston. (America Ferrera and Constance Zimmer were also lucky enough to score shots.)
GAME OF PHONES
Game of Thrones star Peter Dinklage might not have won the best supporting actor Emmy, but he did manage a selfie with Brown, which, really, is the better prize at the end of the day.
Because the only thing better than getting a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in the middle of a long awards ceremony is having said sandwich handed to you by Dustin, Lucas and Eleven themselves. (We’re pretty sure this is the dictionary definition of “living your best life.”)
Jon Snow might know nothing, but he definitely knows how much he loves Stranger Things. Brown had barely hopped off her bike before she was stopped by fellow Brit Kit Harington so that they could gush about how amazing each other’s shows are, and (we hope) talk about each other’s awesome hair.
Those, ladies and gentlemen, are the faces of two kids who know that they’re officially the best thing about the Emmy Awards. (McLaughlin, we assume, was still getting mobbed by A-Listers who wanted a photo, because, if we’ve learned nothing else from Sunday night, it’s that these kids are the most popular people in Hollywood.)