RuPaul ‘s all-time winning streak continues.
The creator, executive producer and host of RuPaul’s Drag Race joined
Saturday’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards Statue, in Emmy Awards History Earn the title of Most Decorated Black Artist. He’s been an excellent host for a reality show or competition show every year since and this weekend has a seven-game winning streak in that category. His Emmys stand now 12.
“I love, love, love TV, you make TV,” RuPaul said as he accepted the award on stage at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. “It’s an honor to be on TV and do what I’ve loved all my life. I want to thank everyone who’s been successful.”
Then he called out Norman Lear in the crowd, The audience was asked to “thank him for everything he did. I would also like to thank everyone who worked with me.” He added: “I am by participating in the Arsenio Hall Show joined the union and I would like to thank Arsenio for putting me on TV.”
RuPaul’s opponents were Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness ( Queer Eye ); Nicole Byer ( Nail it! ); Mark Cuban, Barbara Corcoran, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John and Kevin O’Leary (Shark Tank); Padma Lakshmi (Top Chef ); and Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman (Make It).
RuPaul was also nominated for Outstanding Competition Program this year (as Executive Producer) (coming in September. 12 Primetime Ceremony) and an excellent unstructured reality show RuPaul’s Drag Race Untucked . To date, he has received nominations.
The full list of Emmy Awards for the Creative Arts is here.