Beyoncé’s ‘Homecoming’ lost out at the Emmys
The Beyhive is coming for the Emmys.
The singer’s fan base took to social media to vent their frustrations about “Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce” getting snubbed at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards this weekend. The show, which took place in ceremonies on Saturday and Sunday, honors artistic and technical achievements in American television programming.
“Homecoming” was nominated for six awards in categories for variety specials and non-fiction programming: Best Variety Special (Pre-Recorded), Directing, Writing, Music Direction, Production Design and Costumes.
It lost out on all of them.
The award for Best Variety Special instead went to “Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney.” “Springsteen on Broadway” won Best Directing, and Hannah Gadsby’s “Nanette” won for Writing. The award for Production Design went to the live television production of “Rent,” while Music Direction went to the “FX’s Fosse/Verdon.” “RuPaul’s Drag Race” took home the trophy for Best Costumes.
Fans on Twitter were particularly upset that “Carpool Karaoke” triumphed over “Homecoming,” which Queen Bey wrote, directed and produced herself. The documentary, which premiered on Netflix in April, is a behind-the-scenes look at the two weekend performances that made Beyonce the first black woman to ever headline the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.
“James Corden is a perfectly lovely human being. I enjoy Carpool Karaoke. It’s a good bit,” wrote Soraya Nadia McDonald, a culture critic at The Undefeated. “HOMECOMING, on the other hand, is seminal. It is timeless. It is exhaustive and original. This really, really bothers me.”
“You mean to tell me Beyonce won no Emmys tonight for Homecoming?! Y’all stay disrespecting her in her face! Smh!” wrote “Ellen” show contributor Kalen Allen.
“Beyonce made Beychella for us and our positive response and appreciation towards it is greater than any award anyone could bestow upon it…but the Emmys still wild for that,” wrote filmmaker Matthew A. Cherry.
But for Beyonce, it’s on to the next one.
On Sunday, ABC announced a surprise documentary from Beyonce called “Making the Gift,” a behind-the-scenes look at how the singer made her “Lion King” companion album. It’s set to premiere on Monday.