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

FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2017 file photo, Beyonce poses in the press room at the 59th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Beyonce is dropping a new original song from Disney’s live-action “Lion King.” The song, “Spirit,” will be released later Tuesday, July 9, 2019, and should get a push for Academy Award consideration. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK — 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 earned four of the six nominations 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” and Netflix’s “FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened” will both compete for outstanding documentary or nonfiction special, while Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly” is up for outstanding informational series or special.

Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban share a nomination for their work on the Tony Awards, and T Bone Burnett scored a nomination for his musical score of HBO’s “True Detective.”

Mesfin Fekadu, The Associated Press