For the first time, RuPaul's Drag Race is nominated for an Emmy
After nine seasons of Drag Race and two All Stars, the show is finally up for an Emmy award
A total of 3 LEAD (8 total) nominations has come its way this morning! The show received Emmy Nominations today for Host (RuPaul Charles), Best Reality/Competition program (RuPaul's Drag Race) and ALSO for Unstructured Reality Program (RuPaul's Drag Race UnTucked)!
RuPaul’s Drag Race has finally been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Reality Series.
While host RuPaul nabbed the prize last year, the show itself after 11 seasons has not been nominated for the award.
Drag Race is facing Amazing Race, Ninja Warrior, Project Runway, Top Chef and The Voice.
When Ru picked up his Emmy last year, he said: ‘Earlier this year I was quoted saying I’d rather have an enema than an Emmy.
‘But thanks to the Television Academy, I can have both!’
RuPaul is also nominated for Best Host. He is facing off against Snoop Dogg, for Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party, Gordon Ramsay, for Masterchef Junior, Alec Baldwin, for Match Game, Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, for Project Runway, and W Kamau Bell, for United Shades of America with W Kamau Bell.
Drag Race is also nominated for Best Casting for a Reality Program, Outstanding Costumes for a Reality Program (for Oh, My Gaga!), Outstanding Picture Editing for a Reality Program and Outstanding Makeup for a Reality Program (Oh My Gaga!). Delta Work is also nominated for Best Hairstyling.
Untucked is also nominated for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program, alongside Gaycation with Ellen Page.
This is eight nominations in all.
In other categories, bisexual actress Evan Rachel Wood has been nominated for lead actress for Westworld while Modern Family has another nod for the top comedy series award. Lily Tomlin is also up for comedy actress, while Jeffrey Tambor is being rewarded for Transparent. Billy on the Street also has a nod for Outstanding Variety Sketch series.
The Emmys will be hosted by Stephen Colbert and will air on 17 September.