Beyonce 'Lemonade' Special Emmy Award Worthy? Two Catergories Will Be Determined on Sunday
Beyonce's (Knowles-Carter) visual album turned HBO special, Lemonade, has definitely left a lasting impression on fans and tv critics alike. So much so, it has landed her four 2016 Emmy Award nominations, for which she has already loss in two creative categories. But, two still remain and only time will prove her worthy of a win at Sunday's primetime ceremony.
Lemonade went from a popular drink to a popular "Variety Special," or at least that's how it's described for the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. The "Hold Up" singer's visual album awarded her a total of four nominations from the Television Academy- two Creative Arts and two Primetimes.
As fans begin to anticipate red carpet fashions and category winners for the Primetime awards, airing Sunday Sept. 18 on ABC, the Creative Arts awards already took place earlier this month in Los Angeles and winners were already announced.
As reported by IBT, the music special was was nominated for "Outstanding Variety Special" and "Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Nonfiction, Event Or Award Special."
Though it was an upset in both categories, the production and its crew members may still have the chance to turn lemons into lemonade with the two remaining primetime categories this Sunday.
As reported by Billboard, 35-year-old "Yonce" plus director, Kahlil Joseph, are nominated for "Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series;" along with the special's editor, Bill Yukich, who's nominated for "Outstanding Picture Editing for Variety Programming."
Beyonce's visual album is a first for HBO and could result in the creation of a brand new category, more fitting for a music-based special, with next year's ceremony. But in the meantime, watch Sunday night to see if Lemonade will take home a win.
The Emmy Awards air on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
For a full list of categories, nominees and Creative Arts Emmy winners click here.