By Hayden Wright
Beyoncé’s Lemonade premiered on HBO and was thus eligible for Primetime Emmy Awards, a rare feat for a pop release. It was even nominated in four categories: best direction, production design and editing for a variety special, as well as Outstanding Variety Special.
When Lemonade was shut out in all these categories, Beyoncé’s tribe of fans (the Beyhive) took it in stride and congratulated programs like Grease Live! for their triumphs. Just kidding—Bey fans went nuts and cried foul, just as you expected.
On the upside, Beyoncé didn’t attend the ceremony so she saved herself a trip and a fancy dress. And if HBO releases become standard operating procedure at Team Beyoncé, she’ll have more opportunities to collect Emmys in the future.
Here are some tweets from disappointed fans:
Tre'vell Anderson (@TrevellAnderson) September 19, 2016
Somewhere Beyoncé is laying in a bathtub of money Jay: Bey, you didn't win the Emmy Beyoncé: Who?—
kelsey mckinney (@mckinneykelsey) September 19, 2016
"Beyoncé not winning the Emmy is literal violence" - someone on here, I have to assume—
Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) September 19, 2016
when grease live won but not beyonce https://t.co/I5KHpUL2mE—
it's pronounced jeff (@thecultureofme) September 19, 2016
Beyoncé lost.... To Grease Live with Call Me Maybe Girl and Gabriella from High School Musical https://t.co/PNJTNFXfPH—
☆ Gabriella Montez ☆ (@janisIut) September 19, 2016
Beyoncé/Lemonade just lost to Grease: Live, please respect my privacy at this time #Emmys—
Luigi Mondi (@LuigiM227) September 19, 2016
Maria M (@chusss93) September 19, 2016