Beyoncé Lost an Emmy to 'Carpool Karaoke' and the Beyhive Is Pissed
She went 0 for 6 at the Creative Arts Emmys this weekend
The film, which documents Bey's groundbreaking 2018 Coachella headlining sets, was up for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded); Outstanding Costumes for a Variety, Nonfiction or Reality Programming; Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special; Outstanding Music Direction; Outstanding Production Design for a Variety Special; and Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special.
It was hard enough for Beyoncé fans to take the six losses to the likes of RuPaul's Drag Race and Hannah Gadsby, but things really got heated on Twitter when the prize for Outstanding Variety Special was awarded to James Corden for his Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live from Liverpool special.
There were accusations of racism and sexism, in addition to arguments that Bey's film was just straight up better.
See some of the angry reactions from Beyoncé fans — and even one of the Homecoming cameramen — below.
You mean to tell me Beyonce won no Emmys tonight for Homecoming?! Y'all stay disrespecting her in her face! Smh!— Kalen Allen (@TheKalenAllen) September 15, 2019
Beyoncé not winning any Emmy's tonight is a great example of why you have to be confident in who you are and what you produce.— Jon Paul, Ed.D. (@DoctorJonPaul) September 15, 2019
Because waiting on others to validate you have you messed up.
We ALL know Homecoming was amazing and so does she.
That's more than enough. pic.twitter.com/WR4bfoyvSe
Anyway.................................................................................stream Homecoming. A cultural MOMENT. A show put on by a LIVING LEGEND. In this house we stan WORK ETHIC, PERSEVERANCE, and MUSICAL TALENT. pic.twitter.com/xQxGlKuyqR— House of Xpression (@AdrianXpression) September 15, 2019
Beyoncé's Homecoming really lost to Carpool Karoke. pic.twitter.com/S1EaZpTxtN— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) September 15, 2019
Homecoming is bigger than any prize, don't get angry or sad. Beyonce has given us culture and spectacle, it is not a bench made up of old whites that will take the shine off the documentary. pic.twitter.com/f9nj7fOihJ— BEYONCÉ NEWS (@BeyonceHiveNews) September 15, 2019
James Corden... sang karaoke to a Go-Pro... and got an Emmy for it... over Beyoncé's Homecoming... pic.twitter.com/wjK90hTv7J— ♡ ᗩᑌᑎTY ᑕᕼᗩᑎ ♡ (@aunty_chan) September 15, 2019
#Emmys #Emmys2019— Pharm. ST⭐RBOY (@FierceJersey) September 15, 2019
Beyonce Losing all 6 Emmy's for Homecoming and all 4 Emmy's for Lemonade makes me realize that as a black person, as a black woman even if you work 10 times harder, or delivered 10 times better you still won't get the recognition you deserve.
And it is so sad 😭
I held a heavy ass camera and walked backwards keeping these 3 legends in frame while dave held a carabiner on my pants to guide me...— BenRealVsWorld (@BenRealVsWorld) September 15, 2019
Oh and I did it going down a set of stairs 😂
RT if u would give us an Emmy at least 😂 pic.twitter.com/n6peKdrYQF
Proof 😂 pic.twitter.com/ljirTNgnBh— BenRealVsWorld (@BenRealVsWorld) September 15, 2019
ENHANCE 👀👀😂— BenRealVsWorld (@BenRealVsWorld) September 15, 2019
So @davemalave would guide me backwards so i didn't fall off the runway. He would tap 3 times on my right hip when we were 10 feet from turning..
Then he would tap non stop when we were 2 feet from turning.
That's a system. pic.twitter.com/cqZUHinTDU