Unfortunately for the singer, that wasn’t the case. In fact, Bey lost out in all four categories, including the award for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special, which went to directors Thomas Hail and Alex Rudzinski for Grease: Live.
Right away, which really isn’t surprising, the Beyhive took to social media and not only expressed their disappointment that their Queen didn’t win but their utter confusion.
“So I’m trying to understand why I sat here for three hours for my queen not to win,” wrote one Beyoncé fan. “In other news, Grease Live just beat Lemonade,” another person tweeted. “I’m done with life for the week.”
There were also a number of clever memes that fans posted, including the Kardashian matriarch Kris holding up a gun, Real Housewife NeNe Leakes telling someone off and talk show host Wendy Williams shedding tears.
“Lemonade was a masterpiece. I don’t care what the Emmys say. Beyoncé did that,” one meme read.
You can see other messages from the Beyhive below, who probably won’t stop expressing their dissatisfaction for at least the next couple of days.
— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) September 19, 2016
When lemonade lost to grease live. DF pic.twitter.com/C0YKqr3mNx
— michelle who (@_acidbluetears) September 19, 2016
when Beyoncé doesn't win pic.twitter.com/USg3ucnXKd
— Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad) September 19, 2016
— afrodite (@QueenMalikia) September 19, 2016
Lemonade was a masterpiece. I don't care what the Emmys say, Beyoncé did that. pic.twitter.com/t6nP2NI0tG
— reggie (@1942bs) September 19, 2016
— Derrick Clifton (@DerrickClifton) September 19, 2016
— Misha Carter (@QueenBKC_81) September 19, 2016
— Tre'vell Anderson (@TrevellAnderson) September 19, 2016
— ¿k? beylovesnicki (@kontroversiaI) September 19, 2016
Really …….Grease Live Won Over Beyonce Good Night Emmys ‼️‼️‼️‼️ pic.twitter.com/xYNtR22Zqo
— ZADDDDY (@Heshades) September 19, 2016
— giant j (@PGiantB) September 19, 2016
Beyoncé lost…. To Grease Live with Call Me Maybe Girl and Gabriella from High School Musical pic.twitter.com/PNJTNFXfPH
— ☆ Modern Ecstasy ☆ (@janisIut) September 19, 2016