RuPaul, creator and host of Drag Race, becomes most decorated person of colour in Emmy history
 
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RuPaul, creator and host of Drag Race, becomes most decorated person of colour in Emmy history

In his acceptance speech, RuPaul thanked the audience of Drag Race as well as the contestants for "their stories of courage and how to navigate this difficult life."

Devki Nehra
Sep 20, 2021
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RuPaul at the Emmys. | Twitter

RuPaul, the host of Drag Race, made history at the 73rd Emmy Awards by becoming the most-awarded person of colour. 

The 13th season of the show won outstanding competition program, making this its 11th Emmy so far. 

This is the fourth consecutive win for Drag Race, which is created, hosted and executive produced by RuPaul, in this specific category.

The nominees in this category were Nailed It!, The Amazing Race, The Voice, and Top Chef.

According to CNN, this record was previously held by cinematographer Donald A Morgan, who has 10 Emmy to his credit from 19 nominations across categories.

In his acceptance speech, RuPaul thanked the Television Academy, and Viacom and CBS networks. He thanked the audience as well as the contestants for "their stories of courage and how to navigate this difficult life."

At this year's ceremony, RuPaul's Drag Race took home four awards. Drag Race won a best direction of a reality show award for Nick Murray. It's companion series RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked bagged the unstructured reality program trophy. 

In August, VH1 had renewed Drag Race for a 14th season, writes Deadline

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