RuPaul has taken home his sixth straight Emmy win for Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Competition Program.
He’s now tied with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who broke the Emmy record by winning the best actress in a comedy award six times in a row for Veep.
Ru is also tied for the most Emmy wins by a person of color with cinematographer Donald A. Morgan. (If RuPaul wins at next week’s Emmys for Outstanding Competition Program for Drag Race, he will break the record!)
Ru thanked all of the people in the business who have been kind in his acceptance speech:
“I started in television 40 years ago on a public access station in Atlanta, Georgia.
A little show called The American Music Show. They were so kind to me to have me do my hard yards there years ago, and I want to thank them for being so kind to me and all the people in this business who’ve been kind.
I’ve got to tell you, the sweetness and the kindness is what I appreciate the most today. In fact, the sweetness and the kindness are at the top of my list of human virtues. After that would be a big fat ass.
Thank you so much for this award.”
RuPaul has won this award every year since 2016, with Jane Lynch, host of NBC’s Hollywood Game Night winning in 2015 and 2014.
The World of Wonder team also awards for Outstanding Casting For A Reality Program, Outstanding Directing For A Reality Program, Outstanding Picture Editing For A Structured Reality Or Competition Program and Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program for RuPaul’s Drag Race Untucked.