‘Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls’ Ends RuPaul’s Emmy Streak
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Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls won the Emmy for Outstanding Competition Program on Monday night, ending a four-year streak held by RuPaul’s Drag Race. Lizzo delivered an emotional speech while accepting the award.
Lizzo’s Watch Out for the Big Grrrls Wins Emmy Award
The first season of Lizzo’s competition show was up against Drag Race, which won in the category every year from 2018 to 2021. Watch Out for the Big Grrrls premiered earlier this year on Amazon Prime, as 13 women vied to be dancers for the star.
Lizzo burst into tears when her show was announced as the winner during Monday night’s ceremony. During her acceptance speech, she encouraged the media to “tell more stories” about people who “don’t get the platform.”
“When I was a little girl, all I wanted to see was me in the media,” Lizzo shared. “Someone fat like me, Black like me, beautiful like me. If I could go back and tell little Lizzo something, I’d be like, ‘You’re gonna see that person, but b*tch, it’s gonna have to be you.'”
The Star Is One Step Closer to An EGOT
Lizzo’s Emmy win puts her one step closer to EGOT status. She’s already won three Grammys, so now all she needs is an Oscar and a Tony to complete things. If she does that, she’ll join a list of 17 people who have achieved this so far, including John Legend and Jennifer Hudson.
Watch Out for the Big Grrrls previously won two other awards at the Creative Arts Emmys earlier this month. The show took home trophies in the categories Outstanding Directing for a Reality Program and Outstanding Picture Editing for a Structured Reality or Competition Program.
As for whether the show will return for another season, Lizzo told Variety that she’ll do it “out of necessity” if she needs new dancers, explaining, “I’ve been watching the industry change slowly since I’ve been in the game. I’ve watched it change, which is encouraging. I see lots of size inclusion in commercials. I’ll be looking and see a big Black girl dancing in the front. Sometimes I’ll watch that sh*t and be like, ‘Did I do that?'”