The EMMY nominations are in! And folks are sounding off on projects – like "Snowfall" & Beyoncé’s ‘Black Is King’ – that should have been nominated. More inside…
It’s EMMY season!
Yep, it’s almost time to honor the best in television when the 73rd Annual Primetime EMMY Awards go down on Sunday, September 19th. TV’s best are set to duke it out to win the Television Academy’s gold trophy.
Faves like Michaela Coel’s "I May Destroy You" finally got some respect! The series earned a total NINE nominations after being completely snubbed by the Golden Globes.
Well, there were a few EMMY snubs that have rubbed people the wrong way.
First up: Beyoncé‘s Black Is King visual album. It def gave everything it was supposed to give and then up, elevating the visula album bar to a level only she can achieve. She had a crew of people that helped bring her vision to life and they want their credit!
Beyoncé’s longtime hairstylist Neal Farinah put his all into every hairstyle in Black Is King, carefully crafting a distinct style for each scene that exuded Black Excellence, which included floor lrngth braids, bantu knots, silky weaves and more. It was incredible. So, where is his EMMY?! That’s what he wants to know.
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"Where is my Emmy @emmyawards," he wrote on Instagram. "This is blackness this is black culture , black hair has many stories black hair and black culture are still a conversation in 21 black hair will continue to be a conversation because of it unique diversity , I told real stories about black hair and the struggles of a black women and black man hair . …….blackisking"
Not only did the EMMYs snub Black Is King in the hair department, they snubbed the project across the board as it didn’t land any nominations.
Fans have been reacting on social media about it and they aren’t happy:
The Emmys must have something against Beyoncé cause there’s not a reason why a visual masterpiece such as Black Is King should receive 0 noms. I’m disgusted.
— Antonerys (@antoknowles1) July 13, 2021
BLACK IS KING not getting Emmy nominations for hair, makeup, and costume design (at the very least) just may be my villain origin story pic.twitter.com/b1WOZcUpxZ
— black boy bulletin (he/him) (@blkboybulletin) July 13, 2021
Ughh I’m still mad at Black is King not being nommed for the hairstyling category like there’s scenes dedicated to purely show the art of the hairstyles in the film and it lost to THE VOICEEEE..??? Like combing down Kelly clarksons side part won over THIS?????? pic.twitter.com/UIVRWkIOny
— robᴮ (@sirlovedrought) July 13, 2021
The @TelevisionAcad nominated Dancing with the Stars, The Voice and Saturday Night Live over Black Is King for Outstanding Hairstyling at the 2021 #Emmys. Once again the academy shows no effort in awarding black creatives pic.twitter.com/HMmokcDuTl
— yoncemyname (@yoncemyname) July 13, 2021
The @TelevisionAcad has nominated The Friends Reunion and the virtual Golden Globes over Black is King for Outstanding Production design at the 2021 #Emmys. The jokes write themselves pic.twitter.com/wc4ogCRnwU
— yoncemyname (@yoncemyname) July 13, 2021
The Voice got nominated for ‘Best Hairstyles’ at the Emmys over Black Is King. I- pic.twitter.com/KZmBtSK1E2
— James (@jamesg_review) July 13, 2021
We just — nevermind.
TV fans also feel a way about John Singleton‘s "Snowfall" continously being snubbed by the EMMYs.
Why does Snowfall keep getting snubbed??? It doesn’t make any sense. https://t.co/jaiP12Hy4h
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) July 13, 2021
"Snowfall" is one of the hottest series on cable television right now and it didn’t receive ONE nomination. Star Damson Idris – who plays the lead role as Franklin Saint – reacted to Season 4 of "Snowfall" not picking up any EMMY nominations this year, tweeting:
We were not nominated for anything this year. But God bless all the amazing supporters of #SnowfallFX
We love and do it for you. See you soon.
— Damson Idris (@DamsonIdris) July 13, 2021
“We were not nominated for anything this year. But God bless all the amazing supporters of #SnowfallFX We love and do it for you. See you soon,” tweeted Damson Idris.
"Snowfall" has been snubbed every year since it premiered in 2017.
Check out some fan reactions below:
so you mean to tell me Snowfall didn’t get nominated at all?! pic.twitter.com/I6Xp2un6wf
— Melissa Kimble (she/her) (@Melissa_Kimble) July 14, 2021
Snowfall deserved! The biggest snub in my opinion! https://t.co/gxXpT6JzDp
— Sylvia No Apostrophe Obell (@SylviaObell) July 13, 2021
So another year and the Emmys have snubbed Snowfall, again? pic.twitter.com/2a8QzQI2Fn
— Aj (@riri_aj) July 13, 2021
Just wanted to say that Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan were absolutely incredible in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and they should not have been snubbed by the Emmys. #Emmys #EmmyNoms #Emmys2021 pic.twitter.com/LjmGcKbCMU
— Bam Smack Pow (@BamSmackPow) July 13, 2021
Anthony Mackie fans are pissed the EMMYs snubbed "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" Peep their tweets below:
— Rebecca Theodore-Vachon (@FilmFatale_NYC) July 13, 2021
yeooooo who did anthony mackie piss off on the emmy panel cuz why don cheadle get nominated for tfatws when he only had 2 scenes broooo pic.twitter.com/gzHKv6acMA
— jaa de haan (@rambeaurogers) July 13, 2021
ANTHONY MACKIE WAS ROBBED emmys and marvel count your mf days pic.twitter.com/VuXuqdrjkO
— Rebecca (@Rebeccal00) July 13, 2021
hi anthony mackie, a tip: in captain america 4 you have to cry and play a robot made of CGI without any expression. oh! and don’t forget to be r4cist and incite necr0phlia *important*. that’s it, oscar and emmy winner! Follow me for more tips like this
— ruan. (@obwansea) July 13, 2021
anthony mackie is not losing emmys. the emmys are losing him.
— YAW Channel (@theyawchannel) July 13, 2021
And that’s that on that.
You can check out the full list of EMMY nominees here.
Be sure to keep it locked to TheYBF.com for EMMYs coverage Sunday, September 19th at 8pm EST.