Emmys 2021: RuPaul makes history as most-awarded Black artist ever

Emmys 2021: RuPaul makes history as most-awarded Black artist ever
Emmys 2021: RuPaul makes history as most-awarded Black artist ever
RuPaul has officially made Emmys herstory (Picture: Rich Fury/Getty Images)

RuPaul’s fabulous reign continues after the icon made Emmys history by breaking the record for most wins by a Black artist.

The 73rd Emmy Awards on Sunday night saw the drag icon’s hit reality show, RuPaul’s Drag Race bag the gong for RuPaul’s Drag Race.

The 60-year-old snagged his 11th win as executive producer of the show, which beat out competition from Nailed It!, Top Chef, The Voice, and The Amazing Race.

In his moving speech, he stated: ‘Thanks to all of our lovely children on our show, from around the world.

‘They are so gracious to tell their stories of courage and how to navigate this difficult life, even more difficult today. This is for you.’

Ru, who accepted the award on stage alongside Michelle Visage and Drag Race season 13 queens Symone and Gottmik, continued: ‘For you kids out there watching, you have a tribe that is waiting for you. We are waiting for you, baby. Come home to Mama Ru!’

Emmys 2021: RuPaul makes history
Condragulations are in order as the Drag icon celebrated with Michelle Visage, and S12 finalists Gottmik and Symone (Picture: Rich Fury/Getty Images)

The TV star has already picked up dual trophies at the Creative Arts Emmys earlier this month, while RuPaul’s Drag Race Untucked won outstanding unstructured reality program on Sunday night.

However, fans were delighted by the victory and flocked to Twitter to celebrate the ground-breaking achievement.

Hosted by comedian and actor Cedric the Entertainer, the Emmy Awards saw the stars come together in Los Angeles to celebrate the best of TV.

The awards ceremony had been held at The Microsoft Theatre since 2008 but the event was took place in a tent in downtown this year, while 2020’s ceremony was held virtually due to coronavirus restrictions.

September 19 marked the return of in-person attendance, however, the socially distance seating plan meant that only 500 guests attended compared to the several thousand in previous years.

Fully vaccinated attendants had to follow strict Covid-19 protocols throughout the ceremony, including testing and wearing a mask when they were not on camera.



Emmy Awards 2021 winners list

Outstanding Drama Series – The Crown (Netflix)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series – Olivia Colman, The Crown

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Gillian Anderson, The Crown

Lead Actor in a Drama Series – Josh O’Connor, The Crown

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Tobias Menzies

Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series – The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)

Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie – Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown

Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie – Ewan McGregor, Halston

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie – Julianne Nicholson, Mare Of Easttown

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie – Evan Peters, Mare Of Easttown

Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series – Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You

Outstanding Comedy Series – Ted Lasso (Apple Plus TV)

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series – Jean Smart, Hacks

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series – Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series – Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso

Outstanding Competition Program – RuPaul’s Drag Race

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program

Outstanding Variety Special Pre-recorded – Hamilton

Outstanding Variety Special (Live) – Stephen Colbert’s Election Night 2020: Democracy’s Last Stand Building Back America Great Again Better 2020

Outstanding Variety Talk Series – Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series – Saturday Night Live

Governors Award – Debbie Allen

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