The Television Academy has answered Michelle Visage’s question: She’s packin’ an Emmy nomination, ya’ll.
Visage’s digital companion series Whatcha Packin’ scored its first-ever Emmy nod on this morning, with Visage scoring an individual nomination as one of the show’s six producers.
The main Drag Race competition also scored big with another eight nominations — including one for Outstanding Competition Program and another for RuPaul as the show’s host.
Drag Race‘s popular after-show Untucked also earned a nomination in the Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program after winning the category for the first time last year, bringing the franchise family’s overall 2022 Emmy nominations haul to 11!
The #Emmy nominees for Competition Program are:@AmazingRaceCBS@Lizzo’s #WatchOutfortheBigGrrrls (@PrimeVideo)@NailedIt (@Netflix)@RuPaulsDragRace (@VH1)@BravoTopChef @NBCTheVoice#EmmyNoms #Emmys #Emmys2022 pic.twitter.com/cnoSFm4nbc— Television Academy (@TelevisionAcad) July 12, 2022
‘Drag Race’ judge Michelle Visage’s digital interview series ‘Whatcha Packin’ just snatched its first-ever Emmy nomination. https://t.co/ak9LClKjcg— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) July 12, 2022
Visage previously told EW when asked if it was “too much”,
This is a queer show for queer people, made by queer people, that started out on a queer network, why would you want to take away something that’s been years in the making, trying to build up and make happen for queer artists?
How could it ever be too much?”
Our stories are being told to the world, being heard, and we’re hearing about things that matter: Suicide, addiction, being ostracized, conversion therapy, things that are so important that are never talked about on television unless it’s in a documentary.”
The Emmy Awards will air Monday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on NBC, and will be available to stream live and on demand on Peacock.
WOW! ConDRAGulations to all the nominees!