Beyoncé Lost An Emmy To 'Grease Live' And Twitter Is Pissed
Sandra Dee, I'm really happy for you, and I'mma let you finish, but BEYONCÉ HAD THE BEST VARIETY SPECIAL OF ALL TIME!
OF ALL TIME!
In case you haven't heard the tragic news: Beyoncé's visual album "Lemonade" was nominated for an Emmy. And she lost.... to "Grease."
PLEASE, LET THAT SINK IN.
Kahlil Joseph, who directed "Lemonade" was up for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special at the 2016 Emmy Awards Sunday night.
Most people thought he and Queen Bey were a shoo-in for the Emmy — and Beyoncé would be one award closer to an EGOT — but shockingly, the award went Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski for "Grease: Live" instead.
And they even had poor Laverne Cox presenting the award, which meant she had to read this blasphemy.
Look, I love "Grease" as much as the next person who played a chorus member in a high school production but, c'mon. "Lemonade" is a revolutionary, musical-visual triumph.
"Grease" ends with the car flying away.
So, sorry (I ain't sorry) if people are a TAD upset about this decision.
Yeah, Twitter was NOT happy about this.
Grease Live. Beat out #LEMONADE. Okay. #Emmys pic.twitter.com/QvOveLgSd2 — Derrick Clifton (@DerrickClifton) September 19, 2016
Luckily, there is a 99 percent chance Queen Bey is home asleep right now and wasn't even aware the Emmys were happening.