HBO Plans to Submit Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ for an Emmy
One step closer to an EGOT.
Beyoncé‘s visual album, Lemonade, is eligible to be considered for an Emmy given its television premiere on Saturday, and reports say that the network is all in. According to Variety, HBO plans to submit the visual album in the variety special category. The project credits Kahlil Joseph and Beyoncé as the project’s directors with “additional directors” including Melina Matsoukas, Todd Tourso, Dikayl Rimmasch, Jonas Akerlund and Mark Romanek. It is still unclear as to who will be submitted for the Emmy consideration on behalf of Lemonade.
Nomination voting begins on June 13 and ends on June 26, and the nominees will be announced during a press conference on July 14. The 2016 Creative Emmy Awards will take place on Sept. 10 and Sept. 11, 2016, and Jimmy Kimmel will host the 68th Annual Primetime Emmys on Sept. 18, 2016.
In 2015, the Emmy for outstanding variety special was awarded to NBC’s Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special. Beyoncé has previously been nominated for Emmy awards, once for her Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show in 2013 and for her “On the Run Tour” special with Jay Z.