The Emmys introduced the category of Outstanding Reality-Competition Series back in 2003 and since then literally three shows have ever won it: The Amazing Race won 10 times, The Voice won four times and Top Chef won once. Well girl, that all changed last night. When they announced: “Category Is: Outstanding Reality-Competition Series”, Mama RuPaul stood up, Vogued for a little bit, and then sashayed over to that stage to claim her crown, honey!
RuPaul’s Drag Race, took home the win, beating out all those old winners as well as the equally homosexual television series Project Runway and American Ninja Warrior (all those shirtless American “Ninjas” running around and climbing shit? GAY). Mama Ru puts in werq, honey, and also took home the award for Outstanding Host at the Creative Arts Emmys last week, which he’s won for the last three years in a row. It was a HERstoric win since no reality show has ever won Outstanding Host and Outstanding Reality-Competition Series in the same year.
RuPaul (who was not in full drag regalia, probably because the heterosexual lighting-team of The Emmys wasn’t trustworthy enough to catch her best angles) had this to say during his acceptance speech:
“Thank you to the Academy. This is so lovely. We are so happy to present this show. I would like to thank, on behalf of the 140 drag queens we have released into the wild, I’d love to thank Dick Richards for introducing me to Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey…. All of the dreamers out there, listen… If you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else? Can I get an amen up in here? Now let the music play!”
Sadly, RuPaul did not then pull off Michelle Visage‘s wig while on stage to reveal another, longer wig underneath. But there’s always next year. Check out Ru’s acceptance speech here: