RuPaul broke records when he scooped the Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program for the fifth year in a row at the 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday.
The 59-year-old RuPaul’s Drag Race host took home the prize during the virtual ceremony, breaking the record for the most victories in the category’s 13-year history.
In his acceptance speech, the drag performer urged fans to get out and vote in the upcoming election, insisting: “Tonight the only political statement I want to make is this: love.
“Love for our LGBT brother and sisters, love for Black queens and brown queens and love for the United States of America. The time has come for you to vote for your lives.”
RuPaul ended his acceptance speech while dedicating the award to Chi Chi DeVayne – the season eight contestant who sadly died last month following a battle with pneumonia.
“I’d like to dedicate this Emmy to one of my girls, Chi Chi DeVayne,” RuPaul said. “May you rest in power and perfection.”
RuPaul beat out fellow nominees Nicole Byer for Nailed It!, Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman for Making It, the cast of Shark Tank, and the cast of Queer Eye for the prize.
RuPaul’s Drag Race has won additional accolades at the Television Academy awards for outstanding casting, editing, contemporary hairstyling and make-up.