Nominations for the 71st annual Emmy Awards were announced Tuesday morning.
Netflix’s “When They See Us” earned nods for outstanding limited series, as well as outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie for Jharrel Jerome, and outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie nominations for Niecy Nash and Aunjanue Ellis.
When They See Us’ earned an impressive sixteen Emmy nominations Tuesday.
Beyoncé’s “Homecoming” film has scored six Emmy nominations, while documentaries on Michael Jackson, R. Kelly and the disastrous Fyre Festival also picked up nominations.
With Netflix’s “Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé,” the pop star personally earned four of the six nominations Tuesday, including bids for producing, writing, co-directing and musical direction. In the outstanding variety special (pre-recorded) category, “Homecoming” will compete with “Springsteen on Broadway.”
“Homecoming” also earned nominations for costumes and production design.
HBO’s “Leaving Neverland,” a documentary where two men accused Jackson of molesting them as boys that sparked new scrutiny of years-old claims that the King of Pop preyed on children, earned five nominations, including outstanding documentary or nonfiction special (Jackson’s estate denied the allegations and Jackson long maintained his innocence when he was alive).
Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly,” which looks at the R&B singer’s history and allegations that he has sexually abused women and girls, picked up a single nomination for outstanding informational series or special. Kelly, who was acquitted of child pornography charges in 2008, was hit with new criminal charges on the federal and state level following the airing of the docuseries.
Netflix’s “FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened” followed the highly publicized and famously failed music bash in the Bahamas and received four nominations. Another documentary on the doomed festival called “Fyre Fraud,” which aired on Hulu, is nominated for outstanding writing for a nonfiction program, where Showtime’s “Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics And Men” also earned a nomination.
“Aretha! A Grammy Celebration For The Queen of Soul,” which aired on CBS and featured Patti LaBelle, John Legend and others honoring the late legend, picked up two nominations.
The 2019 Emmy Awards will air Sept. 22 on Fox.
Read the full list HERE.