Oscars 2020: Beyonce skips award ceremony after snub and upset fans slam Eminem's performance in retaliation
Beyonce had made a surprise appearance at the Golden Globes this year with Jay-Z. However, the couple had not attended any other award show skipping the Grammys and the Critics' Choice Awards, where she was even nominated
What an evening of deserving wins! Oscars 2020 justified each win tonight. Yet among the sea of celebrities dressed in their sparkling best, there was one face we missed seeing.
Beyonce was not present at the 2020 award ceremony for Oscars. The real question is why?
Beyonce had made a surprise appearance at the Golden Globes this year with Jay-Z. However, the couple had not attended any other award show skipping the Grammys and the Critics' Choice Awards, where she was even nominated.
Are we surprised that Beyonce chose to give the award ceremony a miss? Not at all. A month ago, when the Oscars revealed its nominations for the best original song race this year, Beyonce's 'The Lion King' track 'Spirit' was missing from the list, despite being shortlisted in the category.
In fact, her entire 'The Lion King: The Gift' soundtrack was snubbed. Without nominations, the couple probably decided to give it a pass.
'Spirit' received a Golden Globe nomination, which had us thinking that the Academy would also be nominating her. The emotional song in the very anticipated movie took no time to become a fan favorite.
However, Beyoncé was snubbed when Elton John's 'I'm Gonna Love Me Again' from 'Rocketman' was nominated instead. And fans are livid that the Oscars would snub the Queen like this.
"[Eminem] and his irrelevant/ misogynist/ homophobic/ terrible music took the Oscar stage while Beyonce couldn't even get a nod for Best Song this year? Sounds about white," tweeted a fan.
The Academy had many fans upset with their decision to offer the stage to Eminem instead of Beyonce. "#oscars2020 — you are doing it wrong. @Beyonce
should have been nominated for #Homecoming and she should be the musical interlude right now. Not freaking Eminem."
"Reminder: y'all could have had Beyonce but instead you chose Randy Newman and some forgettable Diane Warren song (not one of her best)," tweeted another upset fan.
"I'm just saying, the performances so far have been good, but we could have had Beyonce and I will NEVER forgive the Academy for that," tweeted another upset viewer.