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RuPaul breaks Emmys record for most wins by a black performer

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RuPaul Charles simply sashayed his approach into Emmys historical past.

The longtime host of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” claimed three awards at Sunday night time’s 73rd annual Emmys on the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, bringing his statuette complete to 11 since 2016 — the most for any black performer in historical past and all of which he earned with the competitors present.

The drag entertainer took residence the awards for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program; Outstanding Competition Program; and Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program — classes through which he’s been lauded again and again.

The occasion noticed the 60-year-old icon’s sixteenth complete nomination for the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” franchise. The present total has acquired 48 nominations and nabbed 24 Emmys.

RuPaul accepted one of many awards alongside longtime artistic accomplice and “Drag Race” decide Michelle Visage, in addition to Season 13 winner Symone and second-place finalist Gottmik.

Michelle Visage, RuPaul, Gottmik, and Symone at 73rd Emmy Awards
RuPaul stood alongside longtime artistic accomplice and “Drag Race” decide Michelle Visage, in addition to Season 13 winner Symone and second finalist Gottmik, in the course of the 73rd annual Emmy Awards on Sunday.
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“Thanks to all of 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,” mentioned the host. “This is for you, and for all you youngsters on the market watching: you will have a tribe that’s ready for you.

“Come on to Mama Ru!” he added.

It took till 2015 for “Drag Race,” launched in 2009, to win its first Emmy. The present’s success has since seen the format exported to the UK, Canada, Spain, Australia and New Zealand, in addition to the Philippines.

And there are not any indicators of RuPaul slowing down, as final month he introduced the 14th season of “Drag Race” on VH1, plus a new season of the aftershow “Drag Race: Untucked” and the second installment of “Secret Celebrity Drag Race.”

Lady Gaga and RuPaul
While “RuPaul’s Drag Race” launched in 2009, the present didn’t land its first Emmy till 2015. RuPaul, proven right here with Lady Gaga, gained his first particular person Emmy — for Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program — in 2016.
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