Beyoncé’s ‘Homecoming’ Frozen Out at Creative Arts Emmys

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The Creative Arts Emmys did not get into formation behind Beyoncé’s Homecoming.

In fact, the singer’s Netflix concert film was shut out Saturday night when a number of primetime Emmys were handed out ahead of next weekend’s ceremony.

Homecoming had been up for six awards, including outstanding variety special (pre-recorded); outstanding costumes for variety; outstanding directing for a variety special; outstanding music direction; outstanding production design for a variety special; and outstanding writing for a variety special.

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But on Saturday night as Hollywood insiders gathered at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles, the film lost in all six categories:
Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool won outstanding variety special (pre-recorded).
RuPaul’s Drag Race picked up the award for outstanding costumes for variety.
Springsteen on Broadway won outstanding directing for a variety special.
Fosse/Verdon took home the award for outstanding music direction.
Rent won for outstanding production design for a variety special
Hannah Gadsby: Nanette won outstanding writing for a variety special.

A list of the night’s other winners can be found on the Emmys website. The ceremony continues tonight, with additional awards being handed out.

Homecoming premiered in April on Netflix. The doc about Beyoncé’s historic 2018 Coachella Music Festival set featured show-stopping singing, dancing, and costumes, with a nod to Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Directed by Beyoncé and Ed Burke, the doc debuted to impressive ratings with 1.1 million U.S. viewers for its April 17 premiere, according to Nielsen.

Mobile devices and computers weren’t included in the final ratings — only internet connected televisions — so it’s possible the numbers were higher than what was reported.