The nominations for the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced today. While (obviously) most of the honorees are in the television realm, a few music notables and music-related projects picked up nominations as well. Here’s a quick rundown:
- Beyoncé’s Lemonade short film picked up 4 nominations: Outstanding Variety Special, Outstanding Directing for Kahlil Joseph & Beyoncé Knowles Carter, Outstanding Production Design, and Outstanding Picture Editing.
- Adele Live In New York City was nominated for 5 awards: Outstanding Variety Special, Outstanding Directing, Outstanding Hairstyling, Outstanding Lighting Design/Direction, and Outstanding Technical Direction.
- The Netflix Nina Simone documentary What Happened, Miss Simone? was nominated in 6 categories: Outstanding Documentary, Outstanding Directing, Outstanding Picture Editing, Outstanding Sound Editing, Outstanding Sound Mixing, and Outstanding Cinematography.
Additional music-related nominees include Portlandia, Grease: Live, The Wiz Live!, Vinyl, Empire, Lip Sync Battle, the Ariana Grande-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live, and Lady Gaga’s “Til It Happens To You” from the documentary The Hunting Ground.
Check out a full list of nominations here. The Emmys awards ceremony airs on 9/18.