Bo Burnham didn’t tie an Emmy’s record, but RuPaul broke one. RuPaul’s Drag Race won the award for Outstanding Competition Program for the fourth year during a row, beating The Amazing Race, Nailed It!, Top Chef, and therefore the Voice. that provides RuPaul an 11th Emmy overall, making him the “most decorated Black artist in Emmy Awards history,” consistent with the Hollywood Reporter.
Heading into the show, the creator, executive producer, and host of the long-running series was tied with Donald A. Morgan, an industry veteran with 10 Emmy trophies from 19 nominations across categories including cinematography (Netflix’s The Ranch) and lighting direction (ABC’s Home Improvement).
RuPaul also took home Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program for the sixth straight year eventually week’s Creative Arts Emmys. “Really because of all of our lovely children on our show from around the world,” The Brady Bunch Movie legend said in his acceptance speech during Sunday’s ceremony. “You know, they’re so gracious to inform their stories of courage and the way to navigate this difficult life [that was harder this year]. this is often for you and for you kids out there watching. Come to Mama Ru.”
Another piece of Emmys history was made last night: The Handmaid’s Tale was up for 21 Emmys — and lost all of them. That’s the record for the foremost losses during a single year.