RuPaul’s Drag Race continues to make HERstory.
The hit reality TV series already picked up four awards at the Creative Arts Emmys on 9 September, including Outstanding Host of a Reality Competition Program for host RuPaul – his third consecutive win in the category.
Last night, at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards, the show continued to win big as it took home the coveted Outstanding Reality-Competition Program award, breaking a three-year winning streak from The Voice and earning a standing ovation.
“This is so lovely, thank you so much,” he said. “We are so happy to present this show. I would like to thank [you] on behalf of the 140 drag queens that we have released into the wild!”
RuPaul went on to thank an extensive list of crew who work on the show and “all of the dreamers” out in the world, before finishing with his iconic catchphrase: “If you can’t love yourself, how the hell are you gonna love somebody else?”
@RuPaulsDragRace won the "Outstanding Reality Competition Program" category at #Emmys 2018 ♥️???? @RuPaul @michellevisage @helloross @CarsonKressley and all the drag race family, CONDRAGULATIONS! pic.twitter.com/SYGGepYjK4
— It's About RuPaul (@ItsAboutRuPaul) September 18, 2018
The win marks the first time that a show has won both the Outstanding Reality-Competition Program award and the Outstanding Host of a Reality-Competition Program award in the same year.
RuPaul’s Drag Race will be returning for an 11th season next year, and we’ve scoured the internet for all the T we can find on every possible queen that may appear on the highly-anticipated season.
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars has also been picked up for a fourth season, where Mama Ru will bring back some more fan-favourites to showcase their charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent.
We think we’ve sussed out the cast, which you can see here.