Beyoncé’s Homecoming Nominated for Six Emmys, Plus She’s an Oscar Shoo-In for ‘Spirit’
It is going to be a big award season for Beyoncé as Beyoncé’s Netflix special Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé was nominated for six Emmy awards.
The live concert film focused on the singer’s historic 2018 Coachella performance as she was the first black woman to ever headline the event.
The nominations include Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded), Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special and Outstanding Music Direction.
Beyoncé has previously been an Emmys contender. Her 2016 visual album, Lemonade, scored four nominations, while her 2014 On the Run Tour with husband Jay Z received a nod for Outstanding Special Class Program.
In addition, her Super Bowl XlVII Halftime Show performance was nominated for Outstanding Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program in 2013.
Beyoncé’s new song for The Lion King, “Spirit,” will definitely be a best-original-song contender at next year’s Academy Awards.
The singer shut down the Grand Canyon to film the visually stunning music video for “Spirit.” As a bonus, the video featured an appearance of Blue Ivy with red hair!
Beyoncé discussed her upcoming album of African-influenced music called The Lion King: The Gift on an ABC special last night, which was executive produced by Beyoncé and features Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Blue Ivy Carter, and Pharrell, amongst others.
Beyoncé has described the album as a love letter to Africa, and stated, “It was important that we weren’t just inspired by Africa but that we actually included and learned from the motherland.”
The Lion King: The Gift will be released this Friday, July 19, while the movie hits theaters Thursday, July 18.