Before we fully get into the river of depressing smegma that this news week will probably bring, let’s raise a wig and celebrate some happy news: RuPaul finally got his hands around his first Emmy after being in the TV game for eons. HalleluRu!
If award shows always got it right, Ru would’ve gotten his first Emmy in the 90s for Best And Most Glamorous Talk Show host for Vh1’s The RuPaul Show. But since award shows mostly never get it right, that didn’t happen. It only took 20 years, but the title “Emmy-winning RuPaul” is finally a fact.
The Creative Arts Emmys, which honors tech people, designers, hosts and guest actors, always happens a week before the Primetime Emmys and they went down over the weekend. Ru’s category, Outstanding Host – Reality or Reality Competition Program, was handed out last night and the Emmy bitches let him know to sashay this way after he won for RuPaul’s Drag Race. Ru beat out Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Has-Beens), Steve Harvey (Little Big Shots), Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn (Project Runway), Jane Lynch (Hollywood Game Night) and Ryan Seacrest (American Idol). With the way this year has been going, I wouldn’t have been surprised if evil hell goblin Ryan Seacrest won and accepted while standing on a stack of apple crates as one of his minions held the trophy for him since it’s bigger than him.
The category for Outstanding Reality Host was created in 2008. Since then, Jeff Probst of Survivor has won four times, Jane Lynch has won twice and Tom Bergeron and the team of KlumGunn have both won once.
While wearing a suit made from the skin of Mr. Blobby’s relatives, Ru brought his serious business woman briefcase purse on stage with him and mentioned that he once said in an interview that he’d rather have an enema than an Emmy. On stage he joked, “Thanks to the Television Academy, I can have both!”
After Ru got his much-much-deserved Emmy, he talked to Entertainment Tonight backstage and while fighting back the raw emotions, he gave love to the queens of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
ConDRAGulations, Ru! I hope you celebrated with a champagne enema!
And here’s a million pictures from last night’s Creative Arts Emmys. You can see the full list of winners at Variety.