RuPaul Picks Up 6th Emmy Award As Host For RPDR

At the 2021 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Sunday, RuPaul won his 6th Emmy Award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program.

Accepting the award, RuPaul said:

“I started in television 40 years ago on a public access station in Atlanta, Georgia. A little show called The American Music Show. They were so kind to me to have me do my hard yards there years ago, and I want to thank them for being so kind to me and all the people in this business who’ve been kind.

“I’ve got to tell you, the sweetness and the kindness is what I appreciate the most today. In fact, the sweetness and the kindness are at the top of my list of human virtues. After that would be a big fat ass. Thank you so much for this award.”

Today’s win brings RuPaul’s Emmy Award total to 10 trophies: six for hosting and three as the executive producer of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Plus, RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked garnered an Emmy for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program today for which Ru is an executive producer.

RuPaul’s Drag Race also picked up 3 more Emmy Awards this weekend: Outstanding Casting, Directing and Picture Editing for a Structured Reality or Competition Program.