The Television Academy members apparently prefer seeing people singing in cars rather than singing while destroying vehicles. Beyoncé, who wrecked several cars in the “Hold Up” portion of “Lemonade,” did not win in her Emmy category, and it’s probably going to be one of the few times comedian James Corden can say he beat the singer at anything.
“Lemonade,” the visual album that accompanied Beyoncé’s April record release, premiered on HBO which qualified it for the 2016 Emmy Awards. However, there isn’t really a visual album category yet. Her project was put into the Outstanding Variety Special category. “Adele: Live in New York City,” “Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo,” “The Kennedy Center Honors” and “The Late Late Show Carpool Karaoke Prime Time Special” were nominated as well. Corden’s karaoke special won.
Outstanding Variety Special wasn’t the only loss for “Lemonade.” It was nominated for Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Nonfiction, Event Or Award Special, but “Grease: Live” took home the statue.
However, Beyoncé still has hope. The two categories the 35-year-old lost were part of the Creative Arts Emmys. They were presented on Sept. 11 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. However, two other categories in which “Lemonade” is nominated for will be presented at the 2016 Primetime Emmys on Sept. 18.
Beyoncé and Kahlil Joseph are nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series. They’ll be up against Louis J. Horvitz for the 58th Grammy Awards, Beth McCarthy-Miller for “Adele: Live in New York City,” Chris Rock for “Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo,” Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinsky for “Grease: Live” and Glenn Weiss for “The Kennedy Center Honors.”
“Lemonade” editor Bill Yukich is also nominated for Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming. He is up against editors from “Conan in Korea,” “Drunk History,” “Key & Peele” and “Last Week Tonight.”
Fans will have to tune in to see if Beyoncé gets any closer to becoming an EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) winner. The 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards air Sunday at 8 p.m. EDT on ABC.