‘Lovecraft Country’ & More Emmy-Nominated Series That Aren’t Returning

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Pose Lovecraft Country
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The 2021 Emmy nominations are in, and for 13 shows, they’re a bit bittersweet because they’re the last ones they can receive.

The biggest surprise among these shows that are ending and received nominations has to be Lovecraft Country. The HBO drama, which was canceled after one season, received 18 nominations, the fifth most of all shows. (The Crown, The Mandalorian, WandaVision, The Handmaid’s Tale, Saturday Night Live, and Ted Lasso are the only ones to receive more.)

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But the races are tight in several categories, although there are some clear favorites. And the broadcast networks might as well stay home.

Scroll down as we take a look at the 2021 Emmy nominations for shows that won’t be returning, including Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist, The Kominsky Method, Pose, and more. (Note: We’re not including any that have been called “limited series” like WandaVision or the future of which has not yet been decided like Mare of Easttown.)

Bonding Brendan Scannell
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Bonding

Number of nominations: 1

Nominations: Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series (Brendan Scannell)

Conan Key Art TBS
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Conan

Number of nominations: 1

Nominations: Outstanding Variety Talk Series

Country Comfort Katharine McPhee
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Country Comfort

Number of nominations: 1

Nominations: Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series

The KominskyMethod Paul Reiser Michael Douglas
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The Kominsky Method

Number of nominations: 6

Nominations: Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series; Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (Michael Douglas); Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (Paul Reiser); Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (Morgan Freeman); Outstanding Comedy Series; Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation

Last Man Standing Cast Gallery
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Last Man Standing

Number of nominations: 1

Nominations: Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series

Lovecraft Country Aunjanue Ellis Jurnee Smollett Jonathan Majors Michael K. Williams
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Lovecraft Country

Number of nominations: 18

Nominations: Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series; Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour); Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes; Outstanding Main Title Design; Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup; Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score); Outstanding Music Supervision; Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Jonathan Majors); Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Jurnee Smollett); Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Michael K. Williams); Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Aunjanue Ellis); Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Courtney B. Vance); Outstanding Drama Series; Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour); Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour); Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Season or a Movie; Outstanding Stunt Performance; Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Man With a Plan Season 1 Cast
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Man With a Plan

Number of nominations: 1

Nominations: Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series

Mom Allison Janney
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Mom

Number of nominations: 3

Nominations: Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series; Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy Series; Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Allison Janney)

Pose Mj Rodriguez Billy Porter
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Pose

Number of nominations: 9

Nominations: Outstanding Contemporary Costumes; Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series; Outstanding Contemporary Hairstyling; Outstanding Contemporary Makeup (Non-Prosthetic); Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup; Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Billy Porter); Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Mj Rodriguez); Outstanding Drama Series; Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Shameless William H Macy
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Shameless

Number of nominations: 1

Nominations: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (William H. Macy)

Shrill Aidy Bryant
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Shrill

Number of nominations: 1

Nominations: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series (Aidy Bryant)

Vikings Alexander Ludwig
Jonathan Hession/History

Vikings

Number of nominations: 1

Nominations: Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Jane Levy Finale
Michael Courtney/NBC/Lionsgate

Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

Number of nominations: 5

Nominations: Outstanding Choreography for Scripted Programming; Outstanding Choreography for Scripted Programming; Outstanding Music Direction; Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics; Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (Bernadette Peters)