Beyonce Wins An Emmy: Super Bowl Halftime Performance Earns Singer Prestigious Award

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Beyonce can now add an Emmy to the many awards she has won over her career. The 32-year-old mother and her team won an Emmy award for Best Outstanding Lighting Design after her spectacular performance in the Super Bowl halftime show in February.

The prestigious award was part of the Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, held the weekend before the televised Emmys. This year, the singer is nominated for three Emmys. The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations announcement took place in July. The show will be telecast live on CBS Sunday from Los Angeles, and will be hosted by actor Neil Patrick Harris.

Beyonce had her own HBO documentary air this year, but she is instead nominated for her role in one of the largest media events of the year — Super Bowl 2013. Based on her electrifying performance, she has been nominated in three categories, Outstanding Special Class – Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs; Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Miniseries, Movie, or a Special, and Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction for a Variety Special -- the last of them awarded already.

Evidently, while the Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers at Super Bowl 2013, Beyonce’s halftime performance was just as big an event for many.

The superstar gave an energetic performance at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, beginning her 12-minute-set with a hit, “Love on Top,” and eventually being joined by fellow former Destiny’s Child members Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. Dressed in a leather corset and lace bottom, Beyonce electrified the stage, along with Rowland and Williams.

After the performance, she ran into husband Jay-Z’s arms backstage, surrounded by cameras and the media.

"Lights out!!! Any questions??,” Jay-Z tweeted after Beyonce’s halftime show, referring to a power outage at the Superdome following Beyonce’s set. The Baltimore Ravens won Super Bowl XLVII, 34-31.

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