Just over a year after launching from Netflix sleeper hit to veritable phenomenon, Stranger Things entered this year's Teen Choice Awards with two nominations in tow: Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show and Choice Breakout TV Star for Millie Bobby Brown. It's a nod to the broad reach of the series' fan base, which, like its stars, spans from pre-teens just dipping their toes into the fantastical world of television to adults with a deep-rooted love for '80s nostalgia. But win or lose, it was Millie Bobby Brown's girl squad at the 2017 Teen Choice Awards that ultimately stole the spotlight.
Earlier in the night, Brown took to the stage with America's Got Talent winner Grace VanderWaal and dance wonder Maddie Ziegler in a darling show of girl power, and judging by the Twitter reactions, the audience was very here for it. "GRACE, MILLIE, AND MADDIE HOW CUTE IM MELTING WHAT ADORABLE LITTLE BEANS," wrote one Twitter user. And another: "Millie, Maddie, and Grace representing young girl power on
While presenting, the trio traded compliments and celebrated one another's accomplishments, including Brown's recent first-ever Emmy nomination and VanderWaal's chart success with debut EP Perfectly Imperfect, which she released back in December. Needless to say, it was a highlight of the ceremony.
GRACE, MILLIE, AND MADDIE HOW CUTE IM MELTING WHAT ADORABLE LITTLE BEANS #TeenChoice— Tyrell Martinson (@tyrellmartinson) August 14, 2017
Millie, Maddie, and Grace representing young girl power on #TeenChoice!— Aura 32 (@aurathirtytwo) August 14, 2017
The night kicked off a big few months for Stranger Things: It's up for a staggering 18 awards at September's Emmys and will roll out its highly anticipated second season on Netflix on Oct. 27. And if Brown's Teen Choice Awards moment is any indication, the Stranger Things team is in for yet another whirlwind year.