Everything is coming up RuPaul's Drag Race!
After putting on more Drag Race than ever before — that's the original, All Stars, Secret Celebrity Drag Race, Canada's Drag Race, Vegas Revue, and Drag Race Holland — and with RuPaul out and about — magazine features, a Saturday Night Live hosting gig, and game show spots — it looks like RuPaul is having his most successful Emmy season yet. After picking up five awards over the past week, one of which was Ru's very own record-breaking fifth consecutive hosting award, the series overall took home Best Competition Series.
“Oh my goodness, thank you so much!" RuPaul said in the live video sitting in a chair wearing one of his now-signature Klein Epstein & Parker suits. Beside him was a spring-loaded box that surprised the longtime host with an Emmy trophy. "That’s so very kind of you. Thank you to The Academy for this honor. We love to make television and it’s an honor to make television. All the kids get to tell their story on our show and it’s beautiful." The line is one he has often used, referring to how Drag Race is not only a competition but a reality show wherein the performers get to tell their stories and life experiences in the Werk Room. It is ultimately where the true power of the series lies, allowing a new crop of queer people with their own unique experiences, into households worldwide to share their stories.
"And a special thank you to the viewer," Ru continued in his speech. "A special note to the viewer. Kiddo, I know how you feel right now, just know that you are loved and don’t give up on love. Believe in love and the power of love, ok? Thank you so much – thank you.”
For about a half-second, Drag Race season 12 competitor Widow Von'Du, season 12 Miss Congeniality Heidi N Closet, and season 12 winner Jaida Essence Hall appeared onscreen. As the show has now won six Emmys in 2020, they have won more than they ever have before. In 2018 the series won 5 Emmys.