RuPaul breaks record for most Emmy wins by a person of color
RuPaul continues to make history. With 11 wins, the host and producer broke the record for most Emmy wins by a person of color as “RuPaul’s Drag Race” was named the Outstanding Competition Program on Sunday night. The series is the most Emmy-winning reality show.
“Wow, thank you very much to the Academy and all the wonderful people here tonight,” RuPaul said in his acceptance speech. “All the folks at World of Wonder and Viacom-CBS who have been so wonderful, but really thank you to all of our adorable kids around the world on our show. You know they are so gracious to share their stories of courage and how to navigate this difficult life, even more difficult today. This is for you. And for the children watching: you have a tribe waiting for you. We are waiting for you, baby: come to Mama Ru. Thank you very much. “
RuPaul had tied the record for most Emmy-winning person of color with cinematographer Donald A. Morgan at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards last Sunday. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” host, whose full name is RuPaul Andre Charles, broke another record that night when he won the title of Outstanding Host for a Reality Show or Competition for the sixth consecutive year. (He had already made history by breaking the category record last year.)
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During his acceptance speech last week, he said, “I started television 40 years ago on a public access station in Atlanta, Georgia. A little show called “The American Music Show”. They were so nice to me for making me do my hard jobs there years ago, and I want to thank them for being so nice to me and all the nice people in this company. I have to tell you that gentleness and kindness are what I appreciate the most today. In fact, gentleness and kindness are at the top of my list of human virtues. After that it would be a big fat ass. Thank you very much for this award.
The show won four awards in total at the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony. “Drag Race” also picked up the Trophy for Achieving a Reality Show (for Nick Murray), which he last won in 2018. Also adding to the franchise’s dominance, “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked “won the unstructured reality category for the first time. .