RuPaul Won the Emmy for Best Reality Host and Best Reality Competition Program

The Television Academy has spoken: RuPaul is the Best Reality Host, and RuPaul’s Drag Race is the Best Reality Competition Program!

RuPaul was nominated for Best Reality Host alongside Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness for Queer Eye, Nicole Byer for Nailed It!, Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Daymond John, Robert Herjavec and Kevin O’Leary for Shark Tank, Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio for Top Chef, and Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman for Making It. And Drag Race was nominated for Best Reality Competition Program with The Masked Singer, Nailed It!, Top Chef, and The Voice.

When Ru won the Best Reality Host category before the actual ceremony, he dedicated the award to the late Chi Chi DeVayne and reminded everyone to vote. Ru said:

While accepting the #Emmys award for Outstanding Host of #DragRace, Mama Ru dedicated her win to Chi Chi DeVayne, and reminded us of the importance of voting for our LIVES this November. ⭐️ Check your registration status and make a plan to VOTE at 🗳

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And when he accepted the Reality Competition Program Award, Ru encouraged everyone to believe in the power of love no matter how disheartening things may be right now.

The iconic drag competition was also up against Amy Schumer Learns To Cook: Lunch Break And Pasta Night, Cheer, Kevin Hart: Don’t F**k This Up, and We’re Here for Best Unstructured Reality Program tonight, which ultimately went to Cheer.

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