RuPaul breaks Emmy record for most wins by a black artist

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RuPaul Charles has just made his way into Emmy history.

The longtime “RuPaul’s Drag Race” host took home three awards at the 73rd annual Sunday night Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, bringing his total statuettes to 11 since 2016 – the most for a black artist to history and everything he won with the contest show.

The drag artist won the Outstanding Host Award for a Reality or Competition Program; Exceptional competition program; and Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program – categories in which it has been repeatedly praised.

The event saw the 60-year-old icon’s 16th overall nomination for the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” franchise. The show as a whole received 48 nominations and landed 24 Emmy Awards.

RuPaul accepted one of the awards alongside his longtime creative partner and “Drag Race” judge Michelle Visage, as well as season 13 winner Symone and runner-up Gottmik.

RuPaul stood alongside longtime creative partner and “Drag Race” judge Michelle Visage, as well as season 13 winner Symone and runner-up Gottmik, at the 73rd Annual Emmy Awards on Sunday.
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“Thank you to all of our lovely kids on our show around the world. They are so gracious to share their stories of courage and how to navigate this difficult life, even more difficult today, ”said the host. “It’s for you and for all the children watching you: you have a tribe waiting for you.

“Come see Mama Ru! ” he added.

It was not until 2015 that “Drag Race”, launched in 2009, won its first Emmy. The show’s success has since seen the format exported to the UK, Canada, Spain, Australia and New Zealand, as well as the Philippines.

And there is no sign of RuPaul slowing down, as last month he announced the 14th season of “Drag Race” on VH1, as well as a new season of the aftershow “Drag Race: Untucked” and the second part of “Secret Celebrity Drag Race”. ”

Lady Gaga and RuPaul
While “RuPaul’s Drag Race” premiered in 2009, the show didn’t land its first Emmy until 2015. RuPaul, shown here with Lady Gaga, won her first individual Emmy – for Outstanding Host for a Program of reality or of reality-contest – in 2016.
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