Congratulations to RuPaul and the show for picking up 4 Emmys tonight at the Creative Arts awards show. It won for Best Reality Show Host (Ru's third consecutive win), Best Directing/Reality, Best Costumes/Reality and Best Hairstyling/Reality.
Which means that season 3 queen Delta Work (aka Gabriel Villarreal) is now an Emmy winner, since she joined the show in season 9 as Ru's hairstylist and as a creative producer.
The Creative Arts awards were handed out last night and tonight, and will be televised this coming Saturday at 8PM ET on FXX. Drag Race is nominated for Best Reality Competition Show, but that award will be given out live on the Primetime Emmy Awards the following Monday at 8PM on NBC.
Interesting item in the story: They say Valentina will be in the next Drag Race All Stars, which will air in January. The cast isn't due to be announced until December, but obviously there are cast spoilers leaked all over the net already. Both All Stars 4 and season 11 have already been filmed (except for the season 11 finale which is taped closer to the actual air date).
Jujubee, Thorgy Thor, Bebe Zahara Benet and Alexis Michelle co-starred in the TLC special tonight, Drag Me Down The Aisle. They four queens play Queer Eye to a shy plainjane bride and get her and her reception looking more beautiful.
VH1 is going to serve more charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent with the premiere of the forthcoming RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race. The new four-part event series is set to debut on April 24 at 9:30PM ET/PT.
Originally called RuPaul’s Celebrity Drag Race (apparently, it now has a secret!), the event series will debut after an all-new episode of RuPaul’s Drag Race. The usual aftershow Untucked will shift to 11pm ET/PT.
During the series, a trio of stars from film, music, television, and comedy stars will get sickening drag makeovers and embrace their inner fierce queen. The “Queen Supremes” that will help give the celebrities gag-worthy looks include Drag Race alums Alyssa Edwards, Asia O’Hara, Bob the Drag Queen, Kim Chi, Monét X Change, Monique Heart, Nina West, Trinity the Tuck, Trixie Mattel and Vanessa Vanjie Mateo. The celebrities will compete in fan-favorite challenges from previous seasons to win prize money for the charity of their choice. At the end of every episode, RuPaul will crown “America’s Next Celebrity Drag Race Superstar.”
“RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race is a blast,” said four-time Emmy Award-winning host and Executive Producer RuPaul. “We put these celebrities through it! Because no matter how famous your charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent is, you still put your pantyhose on one leg at a time.”
RuPaul’s Secret Celebrity Drag Race is produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Steven Corfe, Mandy Salangsang, San Heng and RuPaul Charles serving as Executive Producers. Tim Palazzola serves as Executive Producer for VH1 and Jen Passovoy serves as Producer.
VH1 “Ru-vealed” today that the RuPaul Drag universe will continue to expand and slay with the new docuseries RuPaul’s Drag Race: Vegas Revue, which is set to premiere at 8 p.m. Friday, August 21. An extended first look will air during Friday the season finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 5.
The new series will follow six legendary drag queens in their professional and personal journeys as performers in RuPaul’s Drag Race Live! residency, which kicked off at the Flamingo Las Vegas in early 2020. The cast includes Season 11 winner Yvie Oddly, as well as fan favorites Asia O’Hara, Derrick Barry, Kameron Michaels, Naomi Smalls and Vanessa “Vanjie” Mateo.
The series will give a behind the scenes look at the Las Vegas strip stage show on and puts the spotlight on the queens as they slay the stage at the Flaming with their charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent.
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The Drag Race franchise has been serving fans top-notch, gag-worthy drag content since the beginning of the pandemic. The season 12 finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race pivoted to an innovative virtual finale and it was followed by the fifth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race: All-Stars, which is currently in progress. On top of all that, earlier this week, it was announced that Canada’s Drag Race would be making its U.S. linear debut.
Going into tonight's Emmy Awards show, Drag Race has already won 5 Emmys during this week's Creative Arts awards:
RuPaul won his fifth consecutive Emmy for Best Host of a Reality/Competition Program. This breaks the previous record held by Jeff Probst who won 4 of them a decade ago. Ru dedicated her win to Chi Chi DeVayne.
The show won Outstanding Makeup for a Multi-Camera Series or Special, which meant a trophy for Season 2/All Stars 1 contestant Raven (real name David Petruschin), who now does makeup on the show (see below).
Drag Race also took the trophy for Outstanding Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or Special, Outstanding Picture Editing for a Structured or Competition Reality Program, and Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program.
Most of these wins were for the first episode of season 12, "I'm That Bitch". On tonight's Emmy broadcast, the show is still in the running for Outstanding Competition Program. It has won the award the past two years in a row.
Ru will host this one and Michelle Visage will come along to judge. Other judges are still to be announced. But don't expect one of them to be Courtney Act -- she and the show have fallen out over the past few years. But who knows, maybe they will kiss and make up. She's certainly the biggest drag star from Australia right now...
Production is supposedly beginning this week in New Zealand, and the show will likely air later this year. US viewers will most likely need the WOW Presents Plus streaming app to watch it.