The nominations for this year’s Emmy Awards have officially been revealed. The list included so many fan-favorites like Bridgerton, WandaVision, and This Is Us, but one that was noticeably absent to BLINKs was BLACKPINK’s 2020 documentary, Light Up The Sky. The film was released worldwide on Netflix last November shortly after the group dropped their debut album in October. It marked the girls’ first documentary, as well as the streaming platform’s first K-pop original content. Since it was a huge international success, fans felt it deserved to get recognized. These tweets about BLACKPINK's Light Up The Sky 2021 Emmys snub show fans are bummed, but hopeful the girls will have another shot at scoring a win in the future.
Without a doubt, BLACKPINK is one of the most popular K-pop acts in the world. They debuted in 2016 with their Square One single album, featuring hits “Boombayah” and “Whistle,” which made them an instant success. They only got bigger with singles like “Kill This Love” and “How You Like That,” both of which landed in the top 50 on the Billboard Hot 100. BLACKPINK’s collaborations with huge artists like Selena Gomez and Lady Gaga through the years only made their star shine brighter.
With how successful they’ve gotten in just a few years, fans were thrilled to learn even more about the girls’ rise to fame in their documentary, Light Up The Sky. They hoped it would snag an Emmy nomination this year because of how amazing it was.
Unfortunately, on Tuesday, July 13, they learned it wasn’t recognized in a single Emmys category and fans were upset by the news, to say the least.
Although Light Up The Sky wasn’t nominated, fans are saying the documentary was so good and deserved all the praise it got. With another BLACKPINK movie on the way, BLINKs are crossing their fingers the group will get another chance at a nomination in the future.
BLACKPINK The Movie is set to hit theaters worldwide on Aug. 4, so BLINKs, don’t be sad. There’s always next year!