RuPaul Charles won his third
consecutive Emmy as the host of VH1's RuPaul's Drag Race at
the 70th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards over the
RuPaul won in the Outstanding Host for
a Reality or Reality Competition Program category.
In accepting his award, RuPaul, dressed
in a bright pink suit, called out to the audience to say “love.”
“Now drive that down to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue!” RuPaul
In speaking with Entertainment
Tonight, RuPaul said that his show was about the “tenacity of
the human spirit.”
“These kids, a lot of them, come from
nothing. And society had pushed them to the side. On our show, we
celebrate them and they become world-wide stars. So, this is really
for all of them,” RuPaul said as he clutched his statuette.
RuPaul's Drag Race also won a
few technical awards, including Outstanding Costumes for Variety,
Non-Fiction or Reality Programming, Outstanding Hairstyling for a
Multi-Camera Series or Special and Outstanding Directing for a
Other LGBT winners included Queer
Eye, which took home three trophies, including outstanding
reality show, and Samira
Wiley, who thanked her wife in accepting an acting Emmy.