RuPaul picked up his fourth consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program for RuPaul’s Drag Race to tie Survivor‘s Jeff Probst for most wins in this category. Accepting the award, Ru dedicated his win to Drag Race co-executive producer, Jacqueline Wilson.
RuPaul said onstage at the Creative Arts Emmys in LA,
“Oh my goodness, wow, that was very sweet of you… really, really lovely… for all the kids who dance to the beat of a different drummer.”
Ru broke the news of Wilson’s passing this past Wednesday on Twitter saying,
“Our beloved colleague Jacqueline Wilson has passed away. I could never express in words her invaluable contribution to the success of #DragRace, and to all the lives of those who were fortunate enough to have worked alongside her. Love always, my friend.”
Backstage, RuPaul was a little more lighthearted saying when he was asked about his outfit for the evening, which included a shirt with a large lavender bow,
“I wanted to do a pussy bow because I love a pussy bow, who doesn’t love a pussy bow?”
He explained that his goal was to say “pussy bow” as many times as possible.
VH1 renewed Drag Race last month, announcing it would be returning for a 12th season. The cable net also renewed the spinoff, RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars, for a fifth season.
RuPaul’s Drag Race and RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars are both produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Steven Corfe, Mandy Salangsang and RuPaul Charles serving as executive producers.