Beyonce’s Netflix Concert Documentary ‘Homecoming’ Shut Out At Creative Emmys

Beyonce, "Homecoming" Courtesy of Parkwood

Primetime Emmy voters weren’t Crazy in Love with Homecoming: A Film By Beyonce on Netflix. The documentary of her 2018 performance at the Coachella Music & Arts Festival was shut out in all six categories it was nominated, which were presented at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards Saturday night.

Beyonce has yet to win an Emmy, but has been nominated several times.

Homecoming launched on Netflix April 17 to strong reviews, and chronicled the singer’s 2018 performance at the Coachella festival. Beyoncé wrote, directed and starred in the film.

Homecoming received nominations in the categories for outstanding variety special (pre-recorded), outstanding writing for a variety special, outstanding production design for a variety special, outstanding costumes for a variety (non-fiction or reality programming), outstanding directing for a variety special and outstanding music direction.

The Emmys winners in the Beyonce-nominated categories:
Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool won for Outstanding Variety Special (pre-recorded)
Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette won for Writing
Springsteen on Broadway won for Directing
RuPaul’s Drag Race won for costumes
Rent: Live won for Production Design
Fosse/Verdon won for Music Direction

Next up for Beyoncé is an appearance – at least in song – in The Lion King: her “Spirit” is widely anticipated to be submitted for Oscar consideration, and she exec-produced and curated the movie-inspired album The Lion King: The Gift, which features her own contributions as well as songs from Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, Childish Gambino and Pharrell, among others.

A TV special, Beyoncé Presents: Making The Gift, described as an Intimate behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Lion King: The Gift Album, will air on ABC Monday, Sept. 16. It would be eligible for the 2020 Primetime Emmys.

Greg Evans contributed to this report. 

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