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Beyoncé, Adele headline list of music-related Emmy nominations

on July 14, 2016, 2:30pm

The nominations for the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were revealed today, and it looks as if some musical powerhouses are in good position to clean up at the television-based awards ceremony.

Among active musicians, British singer-songwriter Adele picked up the most nominations with five. Her Adele Live In New York City NBC broadcast event is up for Outstanding Variety Special, Outstanding Directing, Outstanding Hairstyling, Outstanding Technical Direction, and Outstanding Lighting Design/Direction.

Beyoncé’s powerful HBO short film Lemonade also cleaned up with four nominations, including Outstanding Variety Special, Outstanding Directing (Kahlil Joseph & Beyoncé Knowles Carter), Outstanding Production Design, and Outstanding Picture Editing.

What Happened, Miss Simone?, a Netflix documentary about Nina Simone, is up for awards in six categories: Outstanding Documentary, Outstanding Directing, Outstanding Cinematography, Outstanding Picture Editing, Outstanding Sound Editing, and Outstanding Sound Mixing. (The Liz Garbus-directed film also received a 2016 Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Film earlier this year.)

Lady Gaga‘s powerful anti-rape song “Til It Happens To You”, featured in the documentary The Hunting Ground, also received a nomination, though Gaga won’t receive an award for the win (it’ll go to co-writer Diane Warren instead).

Music-related shows up for Emmy awards include Vinyl (which probably won’t win) and Empire (which might). For a full list of the nominees, click here.

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