Beyoncé made history when her visual album, Lemonade, was nominated for not one, but four, Emmy awards.
With the possibility of taking home the awards in categories like Outstanding Variety Special, Outstanding Picture Editing For A Variety Production, and Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Nonfiction, Event, or Award Special, everyone was holding their breath during the 2016 Emmys, hoping the HBO special would win big. And it only added to the anxiety when Bey’s biggest fan, actress Laverne Cox, presented the award.
Sadly, when Lemonade lost to Grease Live, all of the #BeyHive and Twitter came to her defense.
lemonade is 2x platinum and EMMY nominated…while your faves can't even scan aluminum foil pic.twitter.com/mA0MvPyv1B— ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤ (@giselleknowIes) 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
GREASE? GREASE???? GREASE????????! pic.twitter.com/pVWwvNzVDd— DRONING (@JuzaidaSwain) September 19, 2016
lemonade a masterpiece that shook entire nations and invented art itself just lost to a remake of grease i- pic.twitter.com/6cnxtiASEZ— victoria (@jeonmeIlet) September 19, 2016
when grease live won but not beyonce pic.twitter.com/I5KHpUL2mE— it's pronounced jeff (@thecultureofme) September 19, 2016
How you gonna bring Laverne Cox up to present an award Beyoncé is nominated in and have her give it to two white men #Emmys— Ira Madison III (@ira) September 19, 2016
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Beyoncé lost…. To Grease Live with Call Me Maybe Girl and Gabriella from High School Musical pic.twitter.com/PNJTNFXfPH— ☆ Gabriella Montez ☆ (@janisIut) September 19, 2016