RuPaul Ties Record for Most-Awarded Black Artist in Emmys History
RuPaul won two Emmys on Sunday for his work on Drag Race, bringing his career total to 10. Additionally, the TV host tied the record for most-awarded Black artist in Emmys history. If he wins at the Primetime Emmys later this month, he could officially breaking the record.
RuPaul Ties Emmys Record with Two New Wins
During Sunday’s Creative Arts Emmys, RuPaul took home the award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program for the sixth year in a row. He holds the record for most Emmys in that category, surpassing Survivor‘s Jeff Probst last year. This time, he beat Nicole Byer for Nailed It!, as well as the hosts of Top Chef, Queer Eye, and Shark Tank.
Drag Race spin-off Untucked also won the Emmy for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program on Sunday. As executive producer of the show, RuPaul received a trophy. The show beat fellow nominees Becoming, Below Deck, Indian Matchmaking, and Selling Sunset.
RuPaul is tied with cinematographer Donald A. Morgan for the most Emmys won by a Black artist. However, if he wins at the Primetime Emmys later this month, RuPaul could break the record with 11 trophies.
When Are the 2021 Primetime Emmys?
The 73rd Primetime Emmys will be held Sunday, September 19. Fans can watch the ceremony at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS or Paramount+ for Premium subscribers.
RuPaul’s Drag Race is nominated for Outstanding Competition Program at the ceremony. It’s up against The Amazing Race, Nailed It!, Top Chef, and The Voice. Drag Race has won the award three years in a row, so there’s a good chance RuPaul will earn another trophy as executive producer this year.
Upon winning the category last year, RuPaul shared a heartfelt message for fans of the show, saying, “Kiddo, I know how you feel right now. Just know that you are loved, and don’t give up on love. Believe in love and the power of love, okay?”