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RuPaul big winner at Creative Arts Emmy Awards

Published:Monday | September 16, 2019 | 12:09 AM
RuPaul poses in the press room with the award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Programme for ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’.
RuPaul poses in the press room with the award for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Programme for ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’.

RuPaul was among the big winners during the first night of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday.

The 58-year-old star – who has hosted RuPaul’s Drag Race since 2009 – won the Outstanding Host gong for the fourth time in a row at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, thereby tying with Survivor’s Jeff Probst, for most wins in the history of the category.

Reflecting on his success, the TV host joked with The Wrap: “I don’t know how I feel because my brain is not connected to any other part of my body right now.”

The reality competition series also won the Outstanding Hairstyling and Outstanding Costumes gongs.

Elsewhere, Free Solo – which tells the story of rock climber Alex Honnold trying to scale a 900-metre rock face at Yosemite National Park – claimed as many as seven Emmys, including Outstanding Directing for a Documentary/Nonfiction Program and Outstanding Cinematography.

Other big-name winners on the night included James Corden, whose Carpool Karaoke segment won the award for Outstanding Short-Form Variety Series.

Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool also won the gong for Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-Recorded), as well as Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Limited Series, Movie or Special.

Meanwhile, Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown was named the Outstanding Informational Series or Special winner, and the much-discussed Leaving Neverland won the Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Special award.

Another big success story of the night was Queer Eye, which was rewarded with four awards in total, include: Outstanding Structured Reality Programme, Outstanding Directing for a Reality Program, Outstanding Casting For A Reality Programme, and Outstanding Picture Editing for a Structured Reality or Competition Programme.