RuPaul Charles, the host of RuPaul's
Drag Race, won his fifth consecutive Emmy for outstanding host
for a reality program at Saturday's Creative Arts Emmys.
The win breaks the record in the
category, previously held by Jeff Probst, who won four consecutive
Emmys from 2008 to 2011 as the host of CBS' Survivor.
In a pre-recorded video speech from the
set of Drag Race, RuPaul dedicated his win to Chi Chi DeVayne,
a former Drag Race contestant who died on August 20.
“[E]very time I bat my false
eyelashes I'm making a political statement,” RuPaul, dressed in
drag, said. “Tonight, the only political statement I want to make
is this: Love. Love for our LGBTQ brothers and sisters, love for
Black queens and brown queens, and love for the United States of
America where a little gay boy with nothing more than a pussycat wig
and a dream can build an international platform that celebrates sweet
sensitive souls everywhere.”
“The time has come for you to vote
for your life!” he added, referring to the upcoming general
Donald Trump is “f**king insane.”)
Jimmy Kimmel will host Sunday's
Primetime Emmys from the Staples Center without an audience.