Beyoncé Lost An Emmy To James Corden, And Twitter Is Fuming

BY Harper's BAZAAR U.S. / Sep 17 2019 / 11:30 AM

The singer's Homecoming documentary didn't win any awards at the Creative Arts Emmys this weekend

Beyoncé Lost An Emmy To James Corden, And Twitter Is Fuming
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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.

Even one of Beyoncé's cameramen, Ben Hagarty, joined the conversation.

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.