How Comedy and Drama Series Races Stack Up as Emmy Nomination Voting Begins

How Comedy and Drama Series Races Stack Up as Emmy Nomination Voting Begins
A version of this story first appeared in the Comedy & Drama Series issue of TheWrap’s awards magazine.

Emmy nomination voting has begun, and what should we make of this year’s Emmy races for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Comedy Series? After all, a year after the satisfying wins for the second season of “Succession” and the final season of “Schitt’s Creek,” the pandemic has wreaked havoc with the field of contenders.

Schitt’s Creek” won’t be back because it was rewarded for its final season, and so was 2020 nominee “The Good Place.” And “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Dead to Me,” “Insecure,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “What We Do in the Shadows” are all out of the running, too, because they didn’t air new seasons during the June 1, 2020-May 31, 2021 eligibility period — partly because nobody could make new TV during much of 2020.

In fact, only one of last year’s eight nominated comedies,
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