RuPaul Has Tied Jeff Probst’s Emmy Record For Outstanding Reality Host

September 16, 2019 / Posted by:

RuPaul is a legend that has been around for a while (that sounds shady, but it’s the truth – photographs from the 90s don’t lie!) And you don’t achieve legendary status without also breaking a bunch of records. Like most hours clocked through the soft-focus filter of a camera lens, or total number of miles walked down a runway in a beaded gown while holding your breath. Over the weekend, the Creative Arts Emmys were held in Los Angeles, and RuPaul has come one more award closer to breaking yet another record.

Ru took home his fourth consecutive Emmy award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program on Saturday night. That category has existed since 2008, and Jeff Probst – host of Survivor – won in the years 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. His streak was broken by Tom Bergeron of DWTS in 2012. A new hot streak was born in 2016 when RuPaul won the award (and also his first Emmy ever) for hosting RuPaul’s Drag Race. Ru won in 2017, 2018, and then again this year. Condragulations, Ru! That’s definitely an achievement that deserves more than just a “Meh.

But the big deal is that if Ru is nominated and wins again next year, he’ll officially own the title of the most-awarded reality or competition program host. Jeff Probst has spent so much time hosting Survivor, I bet his survival drive has kicked in, and he’ll do whatever it takes to hold on to his Emmy record. Jeff’s uniform used to be a tired button-up shirt with sleeves rolled up to his elbows and a pair of boring khakis. Zzzzzzz. He’s totally going to kick off the next season of Survivor in a suit covered in crushed abalone shells with epaulets made from driftwood and boat rope. And the torch ceremony will be replaced with a group lip sync to Destiny’s Child’s Survivor (granted CBS can get the rights).

In other Ru-cord breaking news, Ru definitely broke the record for the amount of times a person can say the words “pussy bow” in one night. He also dedicated his win to the late Drag Race producer Jacqueline Wilson.

So can Ru do it next year? My money is on yes. But only if he doesn’t jeopardize his chances by showing up for Season 12 in a dress decorated with all his Emmy awards. Those Emmys are pointy as hell! It would be pretty hard to launch an awards campaign built on positivity and love when Michelle Visage, Ross Matthews, and Carson Kressley are accusing you of unsafe working conditions caused by trophy injuries.

As for who else won over the weekend at the Creative Arts Emmys, RuPaul’s Drag Race also took home awards for Outstanding Costumes for Variety, Nonfiction, or Reality Programming and Outstanding Hairstyling. Norman Lear became the oldest Emmy winner ever at the age of 97 for Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All In The Family And The Jeffersons. And the Jackson family will probably be very busy today on the phone with all their lawyers, asking what the legal definition of “nonfiction” is. Because Leaving Neverland took home the award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special.

You can read all the winners here, but this is a short list of some of the bigger winners.

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
Cherry Jones, The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series
Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series
Jane Lynch, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series
Luke Kirby, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Actress In A Short Form Comedy or Drama Series
Rosamund Pike, State Of The Union

Outstanding Actor In A Short Form Comedy or Drama Series
Chris O’Dowd, State Of The Union

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program
RuPaul, RuPaul’s Drag Race

Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series
State Of The Union

Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special
Leaving Neverland

Outstanding Animated Program
The Simpsons

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell

Outstanding Structured Reality Program
Queer Eye

Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media Within An Unscripted Program
Free Solo

Outstanding Variety Special (Live)
Live In Front Of A Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s All In The Family And The Jeffersons

Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded)
Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool

Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special
Hannah Gadsby: Nanette

Outstanding Writing for a Nonfiction Program
Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown

Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series
Fleabag

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
Game Of Thrones

Outstanding Casting For A Reality Program
Queer Eye

Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series, Movie or Special
When They See Us

Outstanding Cinematography for a Multi-Camera Series
The Ranch

Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series or Movie
Game Of Thrones

Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or Variety Program
GLOW

Outstanding Choreography For Scripted Programming
Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Hairstyling for a Limited Series or Movie
Fosse/Verdon

Outstanding Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or Special
RuPaul’s Drag Race

Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series
Game Of Thrones

Outstanding Makeup for a Multi-Camera Series or Special
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Makeup for a Limited Series or Movie
Fosse/Verdon

Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary Program
The Handmaid’s Tale

Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program
Chernobyl

Outstanding Production Design for a Half-Hour Narrative Program
Russian Doll

Outstanding Production Design For Variety Special
RENT

Outstanding Production Design For Variety, Reality or Competition Series
Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Special Visual Effects
Game Of Thrones

Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes
Game Of Thrones

Outstanding Contemporary Costumes
Russian Doll

Outstanding Period Costumes
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding Main Title Design
Game Of Thrones

Outstanding Children’s Program
When You Wish Upon A Pickle: A Sesame Street Special

And here’s a whole bunch of pictures from the red carpet of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, as well as some winners. Shout out to Natasha Lyonne for showing everyone that paper basket coffee filters can be a couture look.

Pics: YouTube, Wenn.com/FayesVision

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