#Insecure Fans Fume As 8-Time Nominated Show Snubbed at Primetime #EMMYS

Published: Sunday 20th Sep 2020 by Rashad

As we reported here, the Issa Rae-helmed ‘Insecure’ secured a whopping 8 nominations at the 72nd annual Primetime EMMY Awards.

Nabbing mention in top categories like ‘Outstanding Comedy Series,’ ‘Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy’ (Rae), and ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy’ (Yvonne Orji as ‘Molly’), fans of the top-rated HBO show were sure the television academy was aiming to redeem itself for the many times the series had gone nominated yet unawarded in the past.

For Rae, a win would’ve been particularly noteworthy as she stood to enter history books as the first Black female creator of a premium cable show to receive the ‘Lead Actress’ award as well as the second Black woman to take home a Lead Actress trophy ever (the first handed in 1981 to ‘The Jeffersons’ star Isabel Sanfordb who portrayed ‘Weezie’).

Sunday night (September 20), the television academy left those dreams dashed as the series walked away with no victories in the major categories.

Details inside:

‘Insecure’ entered the weekend with nods in 8 categories across the Primetime and Creative Arts EMMY Awards:

  • Outstanding Comedy Series (Primetime)
  • Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy (Primetime)
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress (Primetime)
  • Outstanding Casting for a Comedy (Creative Arts)
  • Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Creative Arts)*
  • Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Creative Arts)
  • Outstanding Music Supervision (Creative Arts)
  • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Comedy (Creative Arts)
*indicates win

Though it failed to secure a golden statuette from the Primetime EMMYS, it did land one win in the Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series category at Saturday’s (September 19) Creative Arts EMMY ceremony.

Needless to say, the losses weren’t lost on diehard fans of the show – many of whom took to Twitter to express their disappointment.



Rae and cast – who rented out the SoFi stadium in Inglewood, CA just to have an EMMY watch party – seemed to take the news in stride.


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  1. Clarks0o0ñ September 21, 2020

    Honey they had strong competition from schitt creek

  2. Shayla Queen 👑 September 21, 2020

    They’re all winners ❤️

  3. beehive+killer September 21, 2020

    tbh IS NOT THAT GREAT. i siad what i said. love issa but its not all that.

  4. Tori September 21, 2020

    Be glad to even be acknowledged because the show isn’t even good‼️

  5. City Girls 🔥🔥 September 21, 2020

    Insecure shoulda won. Periodt

    • Jammy September 21, 2020

      Maybe if u watched the competition u will reconsider. Schitt Creek is so goooood! And it’s deserving of every award it won.

      • City Girls 🔥🔥 September 21, 2020

        I will take a look.
        However, I never mentioned that show in my comment. My point was that Insecure should have won in at least a couple of categories in which they were nominated (8 in total).

  6. Bill Cosby September 21, 2020

    Issa Rae is a trash actress and she’s FAKE af

  7. Misty Knight September 21, 2020

    Black people won 9 out of 18 acting awards, but Issa didn’t BOO HOO.

  8. Fancy BISH September 21, 2020

    The show is trash.

    • eric September 21, 2020

      I don’t like it either.

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