RuPaul Has Broken Record
RuPaul: In the Television Academy’s outstanding host for a reality or competition program my award. RuPaul’s record-breaking fifth consecutive win at the Emmys came yesterday.
In 13 year of its history, the drag superstar has won the award more times than anyone else.
RuPaul hosted both the 2020 RuPaul’s Drag Race and RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 5 Emmy-nominated season.
He won the boundary-breaking award over fellow nominees. The nominees were Nicole Byer, Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman and the Shark Tank and Queer Eye casts.
The TV presenter spoke about the importance of inclusion in a speech filmed on the main stage.
RuPaul went on to dedicate his accomplishments in his acceptance speech to the legendary Queen Chi Chi DeVayne.
Heartfelt Dedication to Chi-Chi
“On behalf of VH1, World of Wonder, and our incredible cast and crew, I want to thank the Academy for this great honour,” RuPaul said in a televised acceptance speech.”
He continued that he has always said that I make a political statement every time I bat my false eyelashes. Ok, the only political comment that he wants to make tonight is this: Love.
“Love for our LGBT 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.”
On 20 August, Chi Chi DeVayne died of pneumonia. She had been struggling with chronic scleroderma disease.
The star competed on the show’s eighth season and the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars in the real name Zavion Davenport.
RuPaul ended the speech by urging viewers to register to vote in the forthcoming US presidential election.
“I’d like to dedicate this Emmy to one of my girls, Chi Chi DeVayne. May you rest in power and perfection.”
“She will be dearly missed, but never forgotten. May her generous and loving spirit shine down on us all.”