Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ Will Be Submitted for Emmy Consideration by HBO

She’s conquered the Grammys — are the Emmys next? HBO will submit Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade for Emmy consideration in the variety special category, according to Variety. The 2016 nominations will be announced on July 14, and Jimmy Kimmel will host the 68th Annual Primetime Emmys on September 18.

Although Lemonade is no longer available on HBO, its April 23 television debut makes it eligible for contention. The hour-long special is now available for purchase on iTunes or Amazon and for streaming on Jay Z’s Tidal.

Beyoncé and Serena Williams in 'Lemonade'
Beyoncé and Serena Williams in 'Lemonade'

HBO is reportedly still working out whether the credited directors, Beyoncé and Kahlil Joseph, can be joined by the project's five “additional directors” — Melina Matsoukas, Todd Tourso, Dikayl Rimmasch, Jonas Akerlund and Mark Romanek.

Beyonce, 34, has received two previous Emmy nominations for her Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show in 2013 and for her “On the Run Tour” concert special with husband Jay Z in 2015. Last year, SNL’s 40th Anniversary show won in the variety special category.

People have been buzzing about Lemonade since its Saturday, April 23, release. There has been much debate about who the album is about since many of the lyrics revolve around an unfaithful lover, but Queen Bey’s official biographer believes it’s not autobiographical. The pop superstar also refers to the lover’s mistress as “Becky with the good hair” in her song “Sorry." Although Rachel Roy and Rita Ora were both thought to be “Becky,” both stars publicly denied that the track is about them. 

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