Beyoncé’s HBO “visual album”Lemonade is up for four Emmy nods. The nominations were announced Thursday (July 14), and for 16 years in a row, HBO is the top-nominated network with a total of 94 Emmy nominations. This makes Queen Bey a favorite to wind up in the familiar winning circle.
Lemonade is up for an Emmy in the following categories: ‘Outstanding Production Design For A Variety’ which is up against 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. In the ‘Nonfiction’ and ‘Event Or Award Special’ categories, Bey will take home an Emmy only if Lemonade can beat out Grease: Live, He Named Me Malala, the Oscars broadcast and The Wiz Live.
in the remaining pool of Emmy-related #Blackgirlmagic, Empire star Taraji P. Henson nabbed another Emmy nomination for her portrayal of Cookie Lyon and Broadway singer/actress Audra McDonald is also up for an Emmy for her performance as Billie Holliday in HBO’s Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill.
In previous years, Bey was nominated in 2013 for her halftime performance at the Super Bowl XLVII. And nominated again last year for her and hubby Jay Z’s On The Run tour/documentary.
Recently, the Glass Wing Group, a group of transgender performers, dropped their own version of Queen Bey’s visual album. Co-directed Q Burette and Adisa Gooding, the 11-minute video, entitled “Lemonade Served Bitter Sweet,” stars trans Beyonce impersonator Miss Shalae who does a fantastic job recreating clips from Bey’s album. Everything is replicated; from the costumes to the cinematography as Miss Shalae perfectly sings “Hold Up,” “Freedom,” “Sorry” and “Six Inch.”
The 67th Emmy Awards will air LIVE from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California, Sunday, Sept. 20 8:00-11:00 PM ET