Beyoncé and docs on R Kelly, Michael Jackson get Emmy nods

NEW YORK (AP) — 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 on 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 earned five nominations.

Lifetime’s Surviving R Kelly, which looks at the R&B singer’s history and allegations picked up a single nomination for outstanding informational series or special.

Kelly was hit with new criminal charges on the federal and state level following the airing of the docuseries.

Emmy statuettes appear on stage prior to the start of the 71st Primetime Emmy Nominations Announcements at the Television Academy’s Saban Media Center in Los Angeles on Tuesday. – AP

Netflix’s FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened followed the highly publicised 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 programme, 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 honouring the late legend, picked up two nominations.

Sara Bareilles — who has been nominated for multiple Grammys and Tonys and earned up her first Emmy nomination last year — shares a nomination this year for outstanding original music and lyrics with Josh Groban for their work on the 72nd annual Tony Awards.

Mega-producer T Bone Burnett, who produced Bareilles’ latest album, scored a nomination for his musical score of HBO’s True Detective.

Beyoncé, who has 23 Grammys, earned Emmy nominations in the past for her Lemonade visual project, her Super Bowl halftime show performance and her On the Run tour with Jay-Z.

Her nominations this year include outstanding directing for a variety special, outstanding writing for a variety special and outstanding music direction.

In the outstanding variety special (pre-recorded) category, she is nominated as an executive producer of Homecoming.