Hell hath no fury like the Beyhive. Beyoncé's fans sounded off on Twitter this weekend after the singer's Homecoming documentary, which chronicles the grueling preparations for her 2018 Coachella performance, was shut out at the Creative Arts Emmys this weekend.
The project, which was released in April, was nominated in six categories, per IndieWire, including: Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded), Outstanding Production Design (Variety Special), Outstanding Music Direction, Outstanding Writing (Variety Special), Outstanding Costumes (Variety/Nonfiction/Reality), and Outstanding Directing (Variety Special).
The fact that Bey's team went home empty-handed hurt, but losing to James Corden's Carpool Karaoke series just rubbed salt into the wounds, with some fans claiming that Homecoming was more technically impressive than the late-night sing-along. They did not hold back on Twitter.
You mean to tell me Beyonce won no Emmys tonight for Homecoming?! Y’all stay disrespecting her in her face! Smh!— Kalen Allen (@TheKalenAllen) September 15, 2019
Beyoncé’s Homecoming lost to Carpool Karaoke.
Be great anyway.— amber ruffin (@ambermruffin) September 15, 2019
Beyoncé not winning any Emmy’s tonight is a great example of why you have to be confident in who you are and what you produce.
Because waiting on others to validate you have you messed up.
We ALL know Homecoming was amazing and so does she.
That’s more than enough. pic.twitter.com/WR4bfoyvSe— Jon Paul, Ed.D. (@DoctorJonPaul) September 15, 2019
Homecoming didn’t win an Emmy. Lemonade didn’t win an Emmy.
Lemonade didn’t win AOTY.
Whoever is responsible for this repeated burglary of Beyoncé, needs to be caught, reprimanded and taught what art is. pic.twitter.com/yy1vbh1F5l— Randy Cook Jr. (@randy_monster21) September 15, 2019
Beyoncé spent 8 hours EVERY SINGLE DAY for 8 MONTHS right after nearly dying giving birth to TWINS rehearsing, breast-fed in between breaks, spent hours anazlying costumes & set list, training 100 dancers, & put her heart and soul on stage in a desert to lose to a carpool show. https://t.co/wF87gj896V— Aaliyah (@IvyLegion) September 15, 2019
I just found out Beyoncé’s HOMECOMING lost the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded) to James Corden’s Carpool Karaoke with Paul McCartney.
My question for major award ceremonies that keep nominating Beyoncé for top awards only to have her lose to white mediocrity: pic.twitter.com/AUdqQU1fn3— Daniel Massoud (@4dpmass) September 15, 2019
Even one of Beyoncé's cameramen, Ben Hagarty, joined the conversation.
I held a heavy ass camera and walked backwards keeping these 3 legends in frame while dave held a carabiner on my pants to guide me...
Oh and I did it going down a set of stairs
RT if u would give us an Emmy at least pic.twitter.com/n6peKdrYQF— BenRealVsWorld (@BenRealVsWorld) September 15, 2019
This wasn't Beyoncé's first time getting nominated—and snubbed—for an Emmy. Her visual album, Lemonade, was nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special in 2016; the TV broadcast of her and Jay-Z's On the Run Tour was nominated for Outstanding Special Class Program in 2015; and her Super Bowl halftime performance was nominated in the Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program in 2013. She's yet to bring a trophy home.
Fans were hoping that this year's awards circuit could bring Beyoncé one letter closer to EGOT status (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony wins). So far, the singer has crossed off only the G in that acronym, with nearly two dozen Grammys under her belt. There's still hope for her to earn an Oscar nod for her original music created for The Lion King remake.