RuPaul becomes most-awarded Black artist in Emmys history

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He has won a total of 11 Emmys

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RuPaul made history at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards by becoming the most awarded Black Artist in the show’s history.

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RuPaul’s Drag Race Won Outstanding Competition Program for the fourth consecutive year at this year’s ceremony. RuPaul, who hosts and executive produces the series, has now won 11 Emmys overall for the first time in 2016.

With this latest win, RuPaul breaks the record for the most awarded black artist in Emmys history, previously held by cinematographer Donald A. Morgan.


Morgan was nominated this year for her work on the sitcom Connershandjob upshaw And last Man Standing, but did not win in his category.

RuPaul, who accepted the award alongside co-host Michelle Visage and contestants Simone and Gottick, said: “Thank you to all our lovely kids on our show from around the world.

“They’re so kind to tell their stories of courage and how to navigate this difficult life, even harder today, it’s up to you. And you’re looking out there for the kids, you have a tribe that We’re waiting for you, baby, come over to Mama Roo.”

RuPaul’s Drag Race to beat amazing racehandjob nailed it!handjob head chef And Sound category to win.

This isn’t the only Emmys record that RuPaul holds, winning Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program for six consecutive years.


RuPaul’s Drag Race spin-off show untucked It also won Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program at this year’s ceremony.

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