From Super Bowl Surprise To Five Emmy Nominations: Rihanna Reflects on Her Epic Pregnancy Reveal 

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Jay-Z is also in the running with Rihanna for Outstanding Variety Special as executive producers of the 2023 Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Rihanna scored five 2023 Emmy Award nominations for her Super Bowl Halftime Show performance.

The superstar singer stunned fans when she unveiled her blossoming baby bump during February’s show. Rihanna gave a nod to her pregnancy while celebrating her Emmy nominations on Instagram. She shared a backstage photo of her ionic fit on the night alongside some images from the show.  

“pull up breed up 2 d bashment,” Rihanna began her post, Bajan style. “5 EMMY NOMZ is craaaaazzzyyy!!! Im so grateful for every single person involved in creating these memories!” 

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Rihanna, however, has a fight on her hands. She’s up against Elton John, who would achieve EGOT status if he wins. Jay-Z could also repeat his 2022 Emmys win, which he received for last year’s Super Bowl halftime performance alongside Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar and guest 50 Cent.  

Hov is nominated with Rihanna for Outstanding Variety Special as executive producers. The Roc Nation boss is also nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special. 

Other nominated Hip-Hop acts include the Tupac Shakur documentary, Dear Mama, which is up for two awards, while The Notorious B.I.G. Sky’s The Limit: A VR Concert Experience earned an Outstanding Interactive Program nod.  

Lizzo earned a nod in the Outstanding Variety Special category for HBO Max’s Lizzo: Live in Concert, while Kid Cudi earned a nomination for Netflix’s Entergalactic. As creator and executive producer, he’s recognized in the Outstanding Animated Program category. 

A full list of this year’s nominees is available at The 75th annual Emmys are currently set to air live on September 18. The show could be delayed if the ongoing writers’ strike continues. There’s talk of a possible actors strike, which could also impact the ceremony.