Matt and Ross Duffer

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The Netflix series Stranger Things, created by alumni Matt Duffer’07 and Ross Duffer’07, received a whopping 18 nominations for the 69th Annual Emmy Awards including Outstanding Drama, Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. The series tied with FX’s FEUD (Bette and Joan) as one of the most nominated shows for this year’s awards, following Saturday Night Live (SNL) and Westworld, which are both tied at 22 nominations. You can read the full list of nominees here.

The brothers first caught industry attention for their thesis film Eater, which was screened as part of Dodge College’s First Cut showcase in 2007. They are also the recipients of Chapman University’s 2017 Alumni Achievement in the Arts Award presented during Chapman Celebrates, which will be held November 3–4 in the Musco Center for the Arts. The annual award honors Chapman alumni who have made extraordinary contributions to the arts.

Watch the 69th Emmy Awards live on CBS, Sunday, September 17 at 8 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. PST.

Daysha M. Broadway’12 also received a nomination in the Outstanding Picture Editing for an Unstructured Reality Program category for her work on A&E’s Emmy-winning series Born This Way.

Congratulations to Matt, Ross, Daysha and all of the other nominees!