Hey, Kitty Girl! After 11 seasons (9 seasons and 2 All-Stars seasons), RuPaul’s Drag Race has been nominated for an Emmy for best reality show!
RPDR has been on the rise of popularity since its debut in 2009. The show that has taken gay culture by storm and turned popular culture upside down as season after season we have fallen in love with the queens battling to snatch the crown and the title of America’s Next Drag Superstar.
But until now, RPDR has gone overlooked by the Emmy voters and left us wondering—when will this phenomenon get the recognition it deserves? Last year, RuPaul earned his first-ever Creative Arts Emmy nomination and subsequent win for Outstanding Host for a Reality Competition Program—and that was just the tip of the iceberg.
This year, RPDR has left Emmy voters gagging! RuPaul’s Drag Race has received a record 8 nominations for Season 9, including Outstanding Reality Competition Program. Halleloo!
With season highlights including feuds between Valentina and Aja, Trinity Taylor and Eureka, Shea Coleé and Nina Bonina Nicole Brown Simpson, Alexis Michelle and everyone else—no one should be surprised that Season 9 was not only the most watched season in RPDR herstory, but the tipping point to finally show the world that drag has taken LGBTQIA culture to the next level and won the hearts of all who watch.
The full list of nominations on Emmys.com, include:
- Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
- Outstanding Host for a Reality-Competition Program
- Outstanding Makeup for a Multi-Camera Series or Special (Non-Prosthetic)
- Outstanding Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or Special
- Outstanding Picture Editing for a Structured or Competition Reality Program
- Outstanding Costumes for Variety, Nonfiction or Reality Programming
- Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program
The 8th nomination comes in for RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! Can you guess why?
Condragulations, Mama Ru and the whole RPDR family—You’re all perfect! You’re all beautiful! You all look like Linda Evangelistas—well, you know the rest.
Get ready to get sickening at your Emmys viewing parties when it airs on September 17th!