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Sept. 21, 2021

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Why no Emmy nod for ‘Insecure’?


“Insecure,” the HBO comedy starring Issa Rae, has been nominated for Primetime Emmys 11 times since 2018, and won once. So why doesn’t the fan favorite have any nominations in 2021?

The answer: The show didn’t premiere during the 2021 Emmys eligibility period, which ran from June 1, 2020, through May 31, 2021. Season four of “Insecure” hit HBO on April 12 of last year, making it eligible for 2020’s Primetime Emmy Awards but not for this year’s.

The show, which got eight nominations last year, picked up a trophy, its first and only so far, for single-camera editing of a comedy series when the 72nd awards were handed out Sept. 20.

Members of the “Insecure” cast and crew watched the ceremony together from SoFi Stadium, in Inglewood, Calif., where Rae grew up.

The fifth season of “Insecure,” which just wrapped filming with “A Black Lady Sketch Show” veteran Rae, won’t launch until this fall. The good news? It will be eligible next year.