RuPaul wins 6th Emmy as TV host, becomes one of the most awarded Black artists

More trophies for Mother! 

Last night, RuPaul picked up the Emmy for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program at the 2021 Creative Arts Emmy Awards, making the trophy his sixth in the category. He became the most awarded host last year after picking up his sixth trophy. 

“I started in television 40 years ago on a public access station in Atlanta, Georgia. A little show called The American Music Show,” the legendary drag performer and host said in an acceptance speech.  

“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.”


The award now gives RuPaul a total of 10 Emmys, which include six for hosting and three as the executive producer of RuPaul’s Drag Race. These 10 Emmys now ties Mama Ru with Donald A. Morgan for the most Emmy wins by a person of color in the awards show’s history. If Drag Race wins Outstanding Competition Program at the Primetime Emmy awards, RuPaul, as executive producer, would break this tie.

In addition to Mama Ru’s awards, Drag Race also picked up Emmys for Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program, Outstanding Directing for a Reality Program, Outstanding Picture Editing for a Structured Reality or Competiton Program.

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