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From handmaids to 'Homecoming': those other big Emmys takeaways

Update: July, 17/2019 - 11:49

Los Angeles — The Emmy nominations on Tuesday saw Game of Thrones and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel dominate nods for honors but there was plenty of recognition for other shows.

Here is a selection of takeaways from the best of the rest:

Beyonce

Queen Bey racked up six nominations for her Netflix special Homecoming: A Film by Beyonce, which gave fans an intimate look at her performance at the Coachella music festival last year, when she became the first black woman to headline the event.

 

Beyonce has been nominated on three previous occasions, including for this performance at the 2013 Super Bowl halftime show, but has never won. — AFP Photo

The live concert film was nominated for outstanding variety special, as well as writing, production design, costumes, directing and music direction.

Beyonce has previously been nominated for an Emmy —  in 2013 for her Super Bowl halftime show, in 2015 for her "On the Run Tour" with husband Jay-Z and 2016 for her album-film Lemonade — but has yet to win the award.

Sexual abuse documentaries

Leaving Neverland, and Surviving R. Kelly, two documentaries on sexual abuse, were among the shows nominated for an Emmy.

HBO's four-hour Leaving Neverland, which features testimony by two men who say Michael Jackson sexually abused them as children, earned five nominations, including for directing and picture editing.

Surviving R. Kelly, which features testimony by more than 50 people who say they were abused by the R&B superstar, received one nomination for outstanding informational series or special.

The nomination comes just days after the singer was arrested on charges of recruiting underage girls for sex and attempting to cover up the crimes. — AFP

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