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RuPaul Makes History: Most Primetime Emmys of a Person of Color

RuPaul at 2021 Primetime Emmys

Another grand prize.

Extending its reign, RuPaul’s Drag Race has picked up Outstanding Competition Program at the 2021 Emmy Awards. The news means that RuPaul Charles, who is credited as executive producer, now holds the record for the person of color with the most Primetime Emmy awards in history.

Charles brought season 13 competitors Symone and Gottmik with him to the event as well as judge Michelle Visage. All three joined him onstage.

“Thank you so much to the academy and all the gorgeous people who are here tonight,” he said onstage. “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, and for all you kids out there watching: you have a tribe that is waiting for you. ”

“Come on to Mama Ru,” he said.

Earlier this month, Charles picked up two trophies at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards. He won the Emmy for Outstanding House for a Reality or Competition Program as host of Drag Race as well as an Emmy for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program as executive producer for RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked. Those two brought Charles up to 10 Primetime Emmys, tying him with Donald A. Morgan. 

Oprah, often called Queen of the Daytime Emmys, has received a record 16 Daytime Emmy Awards. 

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