When it came to the 2016 Emmys red carpet, I was interested in one thing and one thing only: the arrival of Beyoncé. In fact, I wasn't the only person who expressed excitement about seeing the queen; Ellie Kemper, James Corden, and Laverne Cox all gave Beyoncé a shoutout during their red carpet interviews. A view of the seating chart during the ceremony confirmed that Beyoncé would be at the 2016 Emmys, so it was only a matter of time before we heard the crowds begin to scream and the entire world stop as Beysus glided from her car and through the room like a modern-day deity. Much like when she's performing at an awards show, there's everything that happens before Beyoncé shows up and there's everything that happened after Beyoncé showed up — and, let's be real, the former is nowhere as important as the latter. Sadly, we never actually got to see her at all.
Beyoncé's Lemonade was nominated for no less than four Emmys, but she lost the first three. Her last shot of snagging one of the TV awards came down to Best Directing, and the Emmys seating chart basically promised fans that the singer would be there in person to accept the statue if she won. Sadly, not only did she not win the award, but she didn't even show up to claim her seat.
Still, Beyoncé certainly won the Emmys despite the fact that she didn't show up. If the fact that the other celebrities were excited for her arrival wasn't enough to let you know that she is at the top of the A-List, the fact that Giuliana Rancic seemed to be practically be vibrating at the thought of her showing up should have been your next clue.
Even though we didn't actually get to see her during the red carpet ceremony — nor did she put in an appearance when it came time for her category to be announced — it felt like she was there. As she herself said in "Formation," "You know you're that b*tch when you cause all this conversation." Being able to cause all this conversation without even walking the red carpet is a stunt that only Beyoncé could pull off with this level of skill.