Beyoncé fans were abuzz this weekend after her Netflix documentary Homecoming was not recognized at Saturday's Creative Arts Emmy Awards. Her stunning behind-the-scenes look at her groundbreaking performance at Coachella in 2018 earned Beyoncé nominations in several Emmy categories, including individual recognitions for her work behind the lens writing, directing, and assembling the music for the film. However, she ended up empty-handed after Saturday's awards event, and the Beyhive started sending up stingers on social media as a result of the snub.
Her loss to Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCarthy Live in Liverpool in the category of Outstanding Variety Special seemed to bring out the most venom.
That Beyoncé Emmy snub really has me in my feels. All that work, the sheer excellence and the cultural impact and you're going to give the Emmy to a GoPro on a dashboard.— Karabo Seleka (@Swanktified) September 15, 2019
James Corden... sang karaoke to a Go-Pro... and got an Emmy for it... over Beyoncé's Homecoming... pic.twitter.com/wjK90hTv7J— ♡ ᗩᑌᑎTY ᑕᕼᗩᑎ ♡ (@aunty_chan) September 15, 2019
On the heels of that disappointment, though, ABC has announced that fans have something new to look forward to from Beyoncé's repertoire.
A new ABC special titled Beyoncé Presents: Making The Gift will take fans deep into another element of her creative process — this time, her curation of the music for 2019's The Lion King.
In a statement, the network said, "The Beyoncé-executive-produced album is a masterful recording, with a robust soundscape bringing together some of the most important African artists of the day with well-known American talent to both re-interpret the powerful story and themes of the iconic film and bring the authentic sounds of Africa to a global audience. The narrative, steeped in love and appreciation, highlights the beauty of the people and the vibrant sounds of a pulsating continent."
For some fans, the timing of this news and release, coming off the heels of the Emmys letdown, seems just too good to be coincidental.
Beyoncé answers an epic disrespectful ass Emmys snub with another documentary. I truly stan the best.— Bran(di) (@JunieBEEJones) September 15, 2019
As with Homecoming, Beyoncé wrote, directed, and produced the special herself, with the help of Ed Burke who co-directed, and Steve Pamon and Erinn Williams who served as executive producers.
Even better, fans won't have to wait long at all to see Beyoncé's new special; Beyoncé Presents: Making The Gift airs on Monday, Sept. 16 at 10/9c on ABC.