It has indeed been a strange year for Shannon Purser, who played Barb on "Stranger Things.” While her character had a relatively small part on the show as one of the supporting cast member’s best friends, Barb became a big deal on the internet.

When Shannon Purser's character died quite early in the series, a firestorm ignited and sent fans on a loud campaign on Twitter. They demanded #JusticeForBarb. They wanted “Stranger Things” producers to bring her character back, but creators Matt and Ross Duffers said that Barb’s time is over on the show.

Now it seems Barb did actually get her just due following the announcement that Shannon Purser received an Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.

Purser, a newcomer in Hollywood at age 20, is now in the same league as the rest of the nominees -- Laverne Cox ("Orange is the New Black"), Alexis Bledel ("The Handmaid's Tale"), Alison Wright ("The Americans"), Ann Dowd ("The Leftovers") and Cicely Tyson ("How to Get Away with Murder").

Justice for Barb

Fans felt vindicated for the actress’s nomination. According to Time, within minutes of the Emmy nomination announcement, her name once again trended on Twitter. Shannon Purser also took to Twitter to thank the Emmys for the nomination. She also congratulated those who made it on the list.

Stranger Things” is Shannon Purser’s first TV show and she appeared in less than four episodes out of the eight.

In reaction to how massive her character has gotten among netizens, the actress told Vulture in an interview that perhaps people related to her role because she depicted every regular person striving to fit in.

“Everybody has been a third wheel, and Barb is a wonderful, nerdy third wheel,” the actress said.

“People really relate to her and her outcast, left-out position because everybody’s felt that way at some point.”

After “Stranger Things,” Shannon Purser was cast in “Riverdale” as Ethel and will soon be on NBC’s “Rise” (formerly known as “Drama High.” The actress is also still in school at the Kennesaw State University.

Winona Ryder snub

Aside from Shannon Purser, “Stranger Things” also received a nomination for Outstanding Drama Series. Main stars Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) and David Harbour (Chief Hopper) also earned acting nominations. In total, the show was nominated for 18 categories. Winners will be revealed in September.

However, not everyone was pleased the budding actress got a recognition while “Stranger Things” lead star and seasoned actress, Winona Ryder (Joyce), was overlooked at the Emmys. Twitter was also filled with angry reactions comparing the two actresses’ role in the series. “You are telling me Barb is nominated for an Emmy when she literally has two lines but Winona ‘legend' Ryder didn't get a nomination?!” one netizen quipped.

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