The Sorry hitmaker had her fans on the edge of their seats with rumours of a surprise performance but what they got instead was disappointment all round at the 68th annual Emmy Awards.
Fans were hoping that Beyonce's HBO special and visual-album Lemonade was going to scoop the awards, so the BeyHives were furious when Laverne Cox announced that directors of Grease: Live – Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski – had won the final Emmy for Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special.
“I wasted 2 hours for Beyoncé to not show up & to lose the EMMY #Emmys2016 ,” one disappointed fan tweeted.
Another joked about Beyonce and Jay Z's imagined conversation: “Somewhere Beyoncé is laying in a bathtub of money - Jay: Bey, you didn't win the Emmy - Beyoncé: Who?”
While another added: “How you gonna bring Laverne Cox up to present an award Beyoncé is nominated in and have her give it to two white men #Emmys ”.