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Congrats to RuPaul on first-ever Emmy nod!

RuPaul, who once famously said ‘I’d rather have an enema than have an Emmy,’ is an Emmy nominee for the first time.

The drag legend has hosted RuPaul’s Drag Race for eight seasons and earlier today finally heard his name called as a nominee in the category of Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program.

‘I dedicate this Emmy nomination to outsiders everywhere,’ RuPaul wrote on social media.

‘Brave souls who stick to their dreams and make the world a more colorful place.’

The category also includes two other openly gay nominees who are past winners: Jane Lynch (Hollywood Game Night) and Tim Gunn (Project Runway). Rounding out the category are Ryan Seacrest (American Idol), Tom Bergeron (Dancing With The Stars), Steve Harvey (Little Big Shots starring Steve Harvey) and Heidi Klum (Project Runway).

Fellow celebrities took to Twitter to congratulate RuPaul on his accomplishment which comes after 100 episodes of the popular show.

‘Thrilled about the Emmy nominations for ModernFamily but I think I’m even more excited about the nomination for @RuPaul,’ wrote Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s Titus Burgess, also a nominee today, tweeted: ‘@RuPaul I’m so happy that you have been honored appropriately and I mean that. Congratulations. Maybe finally I will meet you!’

And finally from Michele Visage there was this tweet: ‘@RuPaul BABYYYYYYY YOU HAVE EARNED THIS!!!! I AM SO PROUD!’

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  1. Congrats to RuPaul, I’ve been a fan since the early 90′s.

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