RuPaul Charles just sashayed his way into Emmys history.
The longtime host of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” claimed three awards at Sunday night’s 73rd annual Emmys, bringing his statuette total to 11 since 2016 — the most for any black performer in history and all of which he earned with the competition show.
The event saw the 60-year-old icon’s 16th total nomination for the “RuPaul’s Drag Race” franchise. The show overall has received 59 nominations and nabbed 25 Emmys.
“Wow, thank you so much to the Academy and all of you gorgeous people here tonight,” RuPaul said in his acceptance speech. “All of the people at World of Wonder and Viacom-CBS who have been so wonderful, but really thanks to all of our lovely children on our show from around the world. You know, they are so gracious to tell their stories of courage and how to navigate this difficult life, even more difficult today. This is for you. And for the kids out there watching: You have a tribe that is waiting for you. We are waiting for you, baby: come on to Mama Ru. Thank you so much.”
The previous record-holder was cinematographer Donald A. Morgan.