Is Beyoncé one step closer to the EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony)? It looks like it. As she stopped the world on Saturday night due to the release of her film “Lemonade” and the album shortly after, HBO is looking to get award recognition from the project.
Variety reports that HBO is putting up the hour-long Lemonade for a variety special Emmy consideration. Since Lemonade premiered on HBO, the short film is qualified for the television honoring Emmys. “Saturday Night Live” won the variety special Emmy last year for their 40th anniversary special.
Beyoncé and Kahlil Joseph are the only credited directors for “Lemonade,” according to Variety, which means HBO will submit them. However, Variety states that HBO is currently trying to also submit Lemonade’s other directors: Dikayl Rimmasch, Jonas Akerlund, Mark Romanek, Melina Matsoukas, and Todd Tourso.
This would be Beyoncé’s third Emmy nomination. She was nominated for her Super Bowl Halftime show in 2013 and then again in 2014 for her On the Run Tour concert special with Jay Z which also aired on HBO.