Beyoncé's Lemonade to Be Submitted for Emmy Consideration

HBO hopes the visual album will win in the Variety Special category

By Zach Johnson Apr 27, 2016 12:47 PMTags
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Will Queen Bey extend her reign to TV?

Beyoncé's visual album, Lemonade, premiered on HBO Saturday. Though it was only available on the premium cable network for 27 hours, it is still eligible for an Emmy. HBO confirmed Monday that it plans to submit the project for consideration in the Variety Special category. Lemonade became available to stream exclusively on Tidal after the visual album debuted on TV. A day later, the entire collection was made available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon.

The visual album's credits list Beyoncé, Kahlil Joseph, Jonas Åkerlund, Melina Matsoukas, Dikayl Rimmasch, Mark Romanek and Todd Tourso as directors. At this point, it's unclear who will be submitted for Emmy consideration. Nomination voting begins June 13 and ends June 27 at 10 p.m. PT. Nominations for the 67th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards and the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be announced live during a press conference July 14.

The 2016 Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be held over two nights, on Sept. 10 and Sept. 11, 2016, while Jimmy Kimmel will host the 2016 Emmys at L.A.'s Microsoft Theater on Sept. 18, 2016.

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Beyoncé—the most nominated woman in Grammy history—has been nominated for two Emmys. The 34-year-old "Sorry" singer received her first nod in 2013, for the Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show, and her second nod in 2015, for her On the Run Tour concert special with Jay Z.

With the Emmys still months away, Beyoncé is focused on her Formation World Tour, which kicks off Wednesday night at Marlins Park in Miami. The tour wraps Aug. 3 in Barcelona, Spain.

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