JAY-Z Lands An Emmy Award For Rihanna’s Halftime Show Performance At The Super Bowl

JAY-Z has earned his third Emmy Award for his performance in Rihanna’s Super Bowl halftime performance.

Hov, who co-directed the February 2023 performance with Hamish Hamilton, won the Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special award at the 2023 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sunday night, January 7.

In addition, Paul Miller (Carol Burnett: 90 Years of Laughter + Love), Linda Mendoza (Wanda Sykes: I’m an Entertainer), Joel Gallen (Chris Rock: Selective Outrage), and Glenn Weiss (The Oscars) were nominated in the same category.

Hamilton, a British-born man, has been directing the Super Bowl halftime show every year since 2010. He has also directed the Summer Olympics, the Academy Awards, and the MTV Video Music Awards. The 57-year-old has previously worked with JAY-Z on the 2003 movie In Concert and his OTR II Tour alongside wife Beyoncé.

Other notable collaborators include Alicia Keys, The Weeknd, and Eminem. Since Rihanna was revealed as the 2022 Super Bowl LVII performer, JAY-Z, the NFL’s live music entertainment strategist, has showered her with accolades.

Hov previously shared the 2011 Super Bowl XLIV trophy with Rihanna for their rendition of “Run This Town,” which earned him the Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition/Direction/Lyrics.

Thanks to his participation in Dr. Dre’s star-studded Super Bowl LVI halftime show, which included appearances by Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and Kendrick Lamar among others, he also won awards at the Primetime Creative Arts Emmys last year.

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