With close to 2,000 fans attending, Sydney hosted the word’s largest “Stranger Things” event this weekend. The extravaganza took place in one of the most iconic buildings and renowned concert venues on the planet, the Sydney Opera House. The foyers of the Australian landmark were transformed into scenes from the series as arcade games were played, 80’s hits were blaring and waffles were served up. And during the screening of the Season 2 episode, there was a great surprise as the opera house lighting was used to extend the unique world of the series when the “Upside Down” was entered. Watch above to see Gold Derby’s exclusive coverage of the event.
The long-awaited Season 2 debuted Friday, October 27, on Netflix. For a show about 80’s kids trying to escape demogorgons on bikes, “Stranger Things” has become a surprise Hollywood hit in the past 15 months. Just a few weeks ago, the first season won five Emmy Awards out of 18 nominations with victories for Drama Casting, Main Title Design, Main Title Theme Music, Drama Editing, and Sound Editing. Back in January, the cast scored the SAG Award for Best TV Drama Ensemble. Cast members included Millie Bobby Brown, David Harbour, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Matthew Modine, Winona Ryder, Noah Schnapp, and Finn Wolfhard.
The show has not just taken Hollywood by storm but has become a global phenomenon. This week, for the launch of Season 2, events took place in Los Angeles, London, Milan, Madrid, San Paolo and Sydney. This impact on the global stage adds weight to the series’ prospects as we enter a new awards season. This could help most of all with members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for the 2018 Golden Globes. The program was nominated last time for Drama Series and Drama Actress (Ryder) but picked up no trophies.
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