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‘18 Nominations and You Guys Canceled It’: Fans Are Baffled After ‘Lovecraft Country’ Receives 18 Emmy Nominations

Emmy nominations are in, and fans of HBO’s hit series “Lovecraft Country” are more perplexed now than they were a few weeks ago when it was announced that the supernatural horror series set during the 1950s Jim Crow era would not be returning for a second season. 

According to Deadline, the show, starring Jonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett, and Michael K. Williams, racked up a stunning 18 nominations, including a nominations for Outstanding Drama Series, Drama Actress, Drama Actor, Drama Supporting Actor, just to name a few. 

Cast of “Lovecraft Country. (L-R) Courtney B. Vance, Jonathan Majors and Jurnee Smollett. Photo: “Lovecraft Country”/ Screenshot

Of course, this latest announcement left fans confused as they were still trying to make sense of how a show that had been not only popular but one of the leading shows on HBO’s streaming service HBO Max got canceled. Viewers took to their social media accounts to air out their frustrations, including one Twitter user who wrote, “Is this cancellation the kind of thing we can expect from this @Discovery merger? 18 Emmy nominations and no second season? This is absurd mismanagement.”

Another person commented, “Lovecraft country got 18 emmy nominations but is cancelled? Mmmm…”

“Sooooo “LoveCraft Country” receives 18 Emmy Nominations but yet wasn’t renewal for a new season by  @HBO 🤔 🤔. please explain @HBO, because I’m sure it will lack a reasonable explanation!!! #HBO #LovecraftCountry #EmmyNoms #emmynominations,” wrote a third.

“@HBO Lovecraft Country received 18 Emmy nominations and you guys cancelled it…I really hate you guys I oughta cancel my HBO Max subscription,” said a fourth. 

As previously reported, the show’s creator Misha Green herself was nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for work on “Sundown.” Following the “Lovecraft Country” cancellation, Green parted ways with HBO after scoring an deal with Apple in their Apple TV+  division. 

“Lovecraft Country’s” full Emmy nomination list is: Outstanding Drama Series, Drama Actor (Jonathan Majors), Drama Actress (Jurnee Smollett), Drama Supporting Actor (Michael K. Williams), Drama Supporting Actress (Aunjanue Ellis), Drama Guest Actor (Courtney B. Vance), Casting for a Drama Series, Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour), Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes, Main Title Design, Prosthetic Makeup, Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score), Music Supervision, Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour), Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour), Special Visual Effects In a Season or a Movie, Stunt Performance, and Writing for a Drama Series.

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