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RuPaul makes Emmy history with triumphant double win

RuPaul makes Emmy history with triumphant double win

RuPaul celebrates Emmy victory

RuPaul made history at the Emmys last night in Los Angeles. RuPaul’s Drag Race won the Emmy for Best Reality Competition Series. This follows RuPaul winning the Emmy for best host of a reality competition series earlier in the month. This is the first time one show has scooped both awards in the reality category in the same year.

Accepting the award for Best Reality Series, RuPaul said, ‘This is so lovely. To the Academy, this is so lovely; we are so happy to present this show.’

He thanked many of those who had supported him and contributed to the success of the show, as well as, ‘all of the dreamers out there.’

He ended by adding one of his life mottos: ‘If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else.’

Last night win of two Emmys bring the show’s overall Emmy win to five in its history.

‘For every kid who felt they never belonged’

Accompanying RuPaul to last night’s ceremony at the Microsoft Theatre were several show regulars, including judging veteran Michelle Visage. She later posted her own celebration of the Emmy wins to her social media.

‘This is for every queen who has hit that main stage, for every kid who felt they never belonged anywhere, for every child who has been thrown out of their home for being LGBTQIA+, for every person out there who loves our show and what we do, THIS IS FOR YOU! I LOVE YOU ALL.’

https://twitter.com/michellevisage/status/1041898861579718656

Later, RuPaul hung out backstage with actor Leslie Jones – a huge fan of the show. Jones posted a video of a jubilant RuPaul brandishing his Emmy and thanking her for her support.

The full list of Emmy winners were as follows

Drama Series

Game of Thrones (HBO)

Comedy Series

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

Limited Series

The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)

Lead actress in a drama series 

Claire Foy in The Crown

Lead actor in a drama series 

Matthew Rhys in The Americans

Lead actress in a limited series or movie 

Regina King in Seven Seconds

Lead actor in a limited series or movie 

Darren Criss in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story

Lead actress in a comedy series

Rachel Brosnahan in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Lead actor in a comedy series

Bill Hader in Barry

Supporting actor in a drama series

Peter Dinklage in Game of Thrones

Supporting actress in a drama series

Thandie Newton in Westworld

Supporting actor in a comedy series 

Henry Winkler in Barry

Supporting actress in a drama series

Alex Borstein in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Supporting actor in a limited series or movie

Jeff Daniels in Godless

Supporting actress in a limited series or movie 

Merritt Wever in Godless

Reality-competition program 

RuPaul’s Drag Race (VH1)

Variety talk series 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

Variety sketch series 

Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Directing for a comedy series 

Amy Sherman-Palladino for: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (‘Pilot’)

Directing for a drama series 

Stephen Daldry for: The Crown (‘Paterfamilias’)

Directing for a limited series, TV movie or dramatic special 

Ryan Murphy for: The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (‘The Man Who Would Be Vogue’)

Writing for a comedy series 

Amy Sherman-Palladino, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (“Pilot”)

Writing for a drama series 

Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg for: The Americans (‘Start’)

Writing for a limited series, TV movie or dramatic special 

William Bridges and Charlie Brooker for: USS Callister: Black Mirror

Writing for a variety series 

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)

See also 

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