‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Scores 12 Emmy Nominations

RuPaul walks the runway in publicity photo for Rupaul's Drag Race

Fresh off of its season 10 finale, RuPaul’s Drag Race has received 12 Emmy nominations this year.

The drag juggernaut got big Emmy nods overnight for Outstanding Reality Competition Series and Outstanding Reality Host for RuPaul.

The show was also nominated for its cinematography, casting, costumes, directing, picture editing, hairstyling, makeup, and creative achievement in interactive media.

RuPaul said the dozen nominations – including two for behind-the-scenes companion show Untucked – were an honour for the Drag Race team and she congratulated the other nominees.

“Making RuPaul’s Drag Race is a labor of love,” Ru said.

“The fact that members of the Television Academy have recognised that passion by nominating us for 12 Emmys is a true honor.

Ru said producing the popular show “takes a village, people.”

“I want to recognize the hard work and dedication of my partners at VH1 and World of Wonder, our dedicated cast and crew, and most of all, the amazing queens that help us celebrate the heart and soul of drag,” he said.

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

Also among the queer Emmy nominees this year was Netflix hit Queer Eye, which scored four nominations for Oustanding Structured Reality Series, as well as nods for the makeover show’s casting, cinematography and editing.

But one of Queer Eye’s Fab 5, Jonathan Van Ness, had even more to celebrate with an extra nomination for his Funny or Die Game of Thrones recap series Gay of Thrones.

Actors Darren Criss and Ricky Martin both picked up nominations for their roles in American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, just two of 18 nominations the cast and crew of the show received.

The limited series told the story of the 1997 murder of the iconic fashion designer.

The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will air on September 17.

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