How many Emmys did Rupaul's Drag Race win?
RuPaul's Drag Race has tallied a total of 24 Primetime Emmy Awards. The series is produced by World of Wonder Productions. DeadlineRuPaul Slays Record For Emmy Wins By Person Of Color As ‘Drag Race’ Nabs Fourth Reality Competition Series Trophy
20 September, 2021 - 09:20am
RuPaul's Drag Race helped its eponymous creator enter the history books after an 11th Primetime Emmy Award win yesterday (September 19).
Season 13 of the drag queen hit was crowned this year's Outstanding Competition Program at the glitzy bash, which in turn made RuPaul the most-awarded Black artist in Emmys history.
"Thanks to all of our lovely children on our show, from around the world," commented the global superstar upon collecting the gong.
"They are so gracious to tell their stories of courage and how to navigate this difficult life, even more difficult today. This is for you. For you kids out there watching, you have a tribe that is waiting for you. We are waiting for you, baby. Come home to Mama Ru!"
Meanwhile, Everybody's Talking About Jamie actor Richard E Grant recently admitted that he binged Drag Race in preparation for his new movie.
"[Director] Jonathan Butterell put me in contact with a brilliant drag queen called David Hoyle, who is a master, who I met many times in London. I went to see his show in Brighton," he told Digital Spy.
"And then I went to virtual drag school – I binge-watched 11 series of RuPaul's Drag Race in three weeks. When I saw how sassy, and how much shade these drag queens threw at each other, and how flamboyant they were, and unapologetic – I thought, 'Anything I do where I'm thinking, you've got to downplay this, or you can't play the obvious things'... that just goes out the window."
20 September, 2021 - 07:57am
RuPaul made history at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards by becoming the most-awarded Black artist in the show’s history.
RuPaul’s Drag Race won Outstanding Competition Program at this year’s ceremony for the fourth consecutive year. RuPaul, who hosts and executive produces the series, has now won 11 Emmys in total, with the first back in 2016.
With this latest win, RuPaul has broken the record for the most-awarded Black artist in Emmys history, previously held by cinematographer Donald A. Morgan.
Morgan was nominated this year for his work across sitcoms The Conners, The Upshaws and Last Man Standing, but didn’t win in his category.
RuPaul, who accepted the award with co-host Michelle Visage and contestants Symone and Gottmik, said: “Thanks to all our lovely children on our show from around the world.
“They are so gracious to tell their stories of courage and how to navigate this difficult life, even more difficult today, this is for you. And for you kids out there watching, you have a tribe that is waiting for you. We are waiting for you baby, come on to mama Ru.”
RuPaul’s Drag Race beat The Amazing Race, Nailed It!, Top Chef and The Voice to win the category.
This isn’t the only Emmys record RuPaul holds, having won Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program for six consecutive years.
RuPaul’s Drag Race spin-off show Untucked also won Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program at this year’s ceremony.
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