RuPaul still felt overwhelmed after receiving his first Creative Arts Emmy Award 2016 for his show Drag Race after eight seasons since 2009. Following the event, the series also confirmed to have its season 9 soon.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 8 received an Emmy nomination in July for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program along with other shows. At that time, he already felt honoured that the prestigious award-giving body has acknowledged the show.
Surprisingly, the show has beaten other big names in the show business like American Idol’s Ryan Seacrest, Dancing With the Stars’ Tom Bergeron, Hollywood Game Night’s Jane Lynch, Little Big Shots’ Steve Harvey and Project Runway’s Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn.
For the first time in his career in the entertainment industry, the 55-year-old American personality won an Emmy Award 2016. When RuPaul knew about it, he could not believe what happened. For him, everything appeared like a dream.
“I’m in a state of shock right now. I really did not expect this. Honestly, I feel like I’m in a dream and it’s not really happening,” he told E! Online News correspondent Erin Lim.
During the interview, he also added that he really didn’t expect that he could receive an award from the Emmys. In fact, the event still didn’t sink into his mind in the meantime and he remained surprised to the event.
Furthermore, RuPaul felt blessed for everything that happened in his life, aside from winning an Emmy Award this year. His show, Drag Race, will continue to air in Logo until Season 9, because the network has renewed the show for another season.
Because of that, he cited that he’ll continue to promote better the acceptance among people towards LGBT through his program and to teach people regardless of the region and race they belong the value of liberation with their lives.
Aside from the award, the show also earned nominations from different categories in the same award-giving body. Drag Race was also nominated for Outstanding Costumes for a Variety, Nonfiction or Reality Program category.
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