Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ Is Nominated for Four Emmys
Including Outstanding Variety Special and Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special
Beyoncé’s HBO special Lemonade is up for four Emmy awards. The hour-long visual album, which dropped right before the LP, is up for Outstanding Variety Special, Outstanding Production Design for a Variety, Nonfiction, Event or Award Special, and Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming.
The fourth nod is arguably the most notable: Beyoncé herself is nominated alongside co-director Kahlil Joseph for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special. She’s up against Adele Live In New York City, Amy Schumer: Live At The Apollo, 58th Grammy Awards, The Kennedy Center Honors, and Grease: Live in that category.
Also of note: Netflix Nina Simone documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? is up for six statues: Outstanding Documentary, Outstanding Directing, Outstanding Picture Editing, Outstanding Sound Editing, Outstanding Sound Mixing, and Outstanding Cinematography. And finally, ’70s rock HBO misfire Vinyl is nominated for for two Emmys despite getting canceled after one season, in the running for both Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic) and Outstanding Main Title Design. Yes, the Emmys have categories for everything.