Finally, Barb gets something good! The beloved best friend from is getting some recognition from the Television Academy for her breakout role.
Shannon Purser, who plays Barb on the hit Netflix series, just got nominated for the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series Emmy. Barb became a surprise fan favorite for her relatively small role in, growing to be one of the most popular characters in the series.
The Season 1 role also made a star out of Shannon Purser, who landed a recurring spot on and a part in the horror flick.
Purser shared her excitement at the nomination on Twitter, writing that she’s incredibly honored and congratulating her fellow nominees.
Those fellow nominees includeAlison Wright in, Alexis Bledel in,Cicely Tyson in, Ann Dowd in, and Laverne Cox in.
So how good of a chance does Purser have at winning? Well, Barb certainly was the buzziest character out of all those nominated, but unfortunately, she’s up against some pretty stiff competition in this category.
Since Barb doesn’t get much screen time, it’s hard for her to stand out up against Alexis Bledel, who delivered an attention-grabbing performance in, or Ann Dowd, who’s representing in its sole Emmys nomination after being snubbed.
Still, if pop culture impact is taken into consideration, then Barb is the clear-and-away winner.
And it’s hard not to root for Shannon Purser. She posted an adorably relatable reaction to the nomination news, admitting she was hyperventilating in an airport and saw a therapy dog.
Let’s hope Barb gets the big award this yearsince she won’t be in the next season of, which premieres October 27.