Beyonce just achieved one of the biggest sweeps in MTV Video Music Awards history, winning eight times for her critically acclaimed visual album “Lemonade”: six for “Formation,” one for “Hold Up” and one for “Lemonade” as a whole as Breakthrough Long Form Video. Of course, the MTV fans and insiders who decide the VMAs are far removed from the TV academy that decides the Emmys, but it nevertheless brought to mind how culturally significant “Lemonade” has been in 2016. That makes me wonder if we’re underestimating it at the Emmys.
“Lemonade” has four nominations: Best Variety Special, Best Variety Special Directing, Best Variety Special Production Design and Best Variety Editing. We’re predicting the first two of those categories in our predictions center, and when you combine the predictions of our Experts, Editors, Top 24 Users and All Users, “Lemonade” ranks second for Variety Special with 12/5 odds and third for Variety Special Directing with 12/1 odds.
Do you think Beyonce will win Emmys for directing and producing to add to her plethora of VMAs, Grammys and other music plaudits? We asked our forum posters. Read some of their comments below, then click here to join the discussion.
Andrew Carden: “Kennedy Center Honors” is always the safe bet. But you never know …
eastwest: If it were up to me, it would go four-for-four. I really wasn’t a Beyonce fan before this album … Being that shiny bright apple in the bag of oranges is so apt, but could be the ultimate detractor. While she’s an icon, not sure if she’ll be embraced by the TV industry for one of their awards.
thedemonhog: I am predicting [‘Lemonade’] for [Best Variety Special] and have it in second for [Best Variety Special Directing]. It is the apple in the bag of oranges for special and I think that it helps that people have actually seen it (and that is why I have “Carpool Karaoke” second). It might get directing, but look at how well “Grease: Live” has done. Twelve million viewers and ten nominations, including casting over “American Crime”!
Rinolo Twenty-two: Nah, “Lemonade” may win some technical categories, perhaps directing, but they will play it safe awarding “Kennedy Center Honors” in the main category.
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