Beyonce picks up four Emmy nominations for ‘Lemonade’ HBO special

She's even picked up a nod for Outstanding Directing

Beyonce has picked up four Emmy nominations for directing ‘Lemonade’, the hour-long HBO special that was released earlier this year to accompany her album of the same name.

The special, which was a visualisation of the entire album, was directed by Beyonce – and she’s now been nominated for her efforts, having picked up an Emmy nod for Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special alongside co-director Kahlil Joseph.

Lemonade also picked up Emmy nominations for Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Nonfiction, Event Or Award Special, Outstanding Picture Editing For Variety Programming, and Outstanding Variety Special.

But Beyonce faces tough competition in the latter category, where she will go up against Adele‘s ‘Live In New York City’ special, which followed the singer ahead of her Radio City Music Hall show last year.


Beyonce is also competing against comedian Chris Rock in the Outstanding Direction category, where he is nominated for his efforts behind the camera on ‘Amy Schumer: Live At The Apollo’.

Lemonade was released in April and debated at No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100, scoring Beyonce her sixth consecutive No.1 and selling over 485,000 copies in its first week of US release.