RuPaul just made herstory with win at the 2021 Emmys

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RuPaul has set a record for most Emmy wins for a Black artist with 11 statues in total, after another win for RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Drag Race, which Ru executive produces, won the outstanding competition program honor at the 2021 Emmy Awards on Monday (Australian time).

Ru is now the most-awarded person of color in the event’s history, with his 11 wins.

He took to the stage to accept the award alongside Drag Race co-star Michelle Visage, winner Symone and runner-up Gottmik.

“Thank you so much to the Academy and all of you gorgeous people here tonight,” he said in his acceptance speech.

“[And] all of the people at World of Wonder and Viacom-CBS who have been so wonderful.

“But really thanks to all of our lovely children on our show from around the world.

“You know, they are so gracious to tell their stories of courage and how to navigate this difficult life, even more difficult today.

“This is for you.

“And for the kids out there watching: You have a tribe that is waiting for you. We are waiting for you, baby. Come on to Mama Ru!”

RuPaul also won another hosting Emmy last week

Last week, RuPaul tied with previous record-holder, cinematographer Donald A. Morgan, as the most-awarded Black artist at the earlier Creative Arts Emmys ceremony.

At that ceremony last week, Ru won the Emmy for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program again. He’s won the category across six consecutive years.

RuPaul’s Drag Race is available to watch in Australia on streaming service Stan.

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Jordan Hirst
Jordan Hirst

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