Beyoncé may acquire an EGOT one day, but the “E” in that acronym will be difficult to come by. The actress was denied her first Daytime Emmy nomination on Saturday (June 18), when the Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy Awards were held at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California.
“Talks with Mama Tina Theme Song,” Beyoncé wrote for her mother Tina Knowles’ Talks with Mama Tina series on Facebook Watch, lost an outstanding original song to “Grateful for It All” from the CBS daytime stalwart The Young and the Restless. Gaye Tolan Hatfield, Brad Hatfield, and Jeff Meegan co-wrote the winning song.
While this is Beyoncé’s first Daytime Emmy nomination, she is 0-7 in Primetime Emmy voting. She got four nominations for Homecoming, a Film by Beyoncé (2019), as well as one for Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show Starring Beyoncé (2013), Beyonce/Jay Z On the Run (2015), and Lemonade (2016).
Beyoncé has won 28 Grammy Awards and needs three more to tie the all-time record set by late classical conductor Georg Solti.
Beyoncé was nominated for her first Oscar earlier this year for co-writing “Be Alive” for King Richard.
In other news, composer Tyler Strickland received outstanding music direction and composition for Cat People (Netflix) at the 2022 Daytime Creative Arts & Lifestyle Emmy Awards.
The Kelly Clarkson Show took home five awards (from a total of seven nominations) for art direction, lighting direction, sound mixing/editing, multiple camera editing, and technical team. It will compete in two more categories at the main Daytime Emmy event, which will be presented on Friday at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium: best entertainment talk show and best entertainment talk show host (for Kelly Clarkson). Last year, the program won both honors.
Ellen DeGeneres earned her 33rd Daytime Emmy for the final season of her long-running talk program, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, for best writing team for a daytime non-fiction series. The reward appeared to be a consolation prize. This year was the first time her show was not nominated for best talk show — entertainment (or its predecessor category, outstanding talk show). The nominations in that category were the same as last year’s, with the exception of DeGeneres’ show, which was replaced by Hot Ones, a YouTube chat show in which celebrities are questioned over a platter of progressively hot chicken wings.
Penguin Town, a nature program, earned three prizes, including the best travel/adventure/nature program. The Drew Barrymore Show, Shelter Me: Soul Awakened, You vs. Wild: Out Cold, and The Young and the Restless all had two victories.
Other winners included Sparking Joy with Marie Kondo and Barefoot Contessa: Modern Comfort Food.