With his 11th win tonight, RuPaul is now the most-awarded Black artist in Emmys history
VH1’s RuPaul’s Drag Race was named the top competition program at the 2021 Emmys on Sunday, which means executive producer and host RuPaul Charles is now the most-awarded Black artist in Emmys history with 11 career wins.
“Thanks to all our lovely children on our show from around the world,” RuPaul, 60, said while accepting the award. “They are so gracious to tell their stories of courage and how to navigate this difficult life, even more difficult today. This is for you.”
“And for you kids out there watching, you have a tribe that is waiting for you,” he added. “We are waiting for you, baby! Come on to mama Ru! Thank you so much! Thank you!”
At last week’s Creative Arts Emmys, RuPaul tied cinematographer Donald A. Morgan as the most-awarded Black artist when he won the Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program for the sixth consecutive year.