In April, Beyoncé made the world stop with her stunning visual album, Lemonade. The HBO-exclusive short film that accompanied the album’s rollout earned Bey four nominations at last night’s Emmys. We expected a clean sweep for Beyoncé, but Grease: Live swooped in and won Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special.
Queen Bey got snubbed. Naturally, the BeyHive took to Twitter.
Beyoncé didn't win some award she was nominated for. What time does the protest march start?
— Jake Vig (@Jake_Vig) September 19, 2016
i dont think lemonade needed to win an emmy because it would be like putting a burger king crown on a glowing orb of eternal light & beauty.
— Aparna Nancherla (@aparnapkin) September 19, 2016
— giant j (@PGiantB) September 19, 2016
— Tre'vell Anderson (@TrevellAnderson) September 19, 2016
Good morning, Beyoncé got robbed pic.twitter.com/yHYmh1PVBH
— Legend (@Beygency) September 19, 2016
wait. lemonade lost to "grease live" ? (which was also NOWHERE NEAR as good as the wiz live?) pic.twitter.com/dwml5w3i7f
— nah (@_MTil) September 19, 2016
i feel like since beyoncé didn't win an emmy last night, she's going to prove with the next album why she deserves one.
— Xavier D'Leau (@XavierDLeau) September 19, 2016
"Grease live was better than LEMONADE." pic.twitter.com/pIAe16crKu
— Beyoncé ✨ (@BeyonceOg) September 19, 2016
me watching grease live: oh that's cute
me watching lemonade: pic.twitter.com/LYR4tufCcn
— Cindy Lou Whom (@catd219) September 19, 2016
When lemonade lost to grease live. DF pic.twitter.com/C0YKqr3mNx
— michelle who (@_acidbluetears) September 19, 2016
lemonade should have won literally every award. lemonade is better than all of game of thrones, not to mention grease god damn live
— Sophia Benoit (@1followernodad) September 19, 2016
— Derrick Clifton (@DerrickClifton) September 19, 2016
Clearly the Emmy voters didn’t understand that in the year of Lemonade you don’t snub Beyoncé, you just don’t do it.