“Making RuPaul’s Drag Race is a labor of love,” Charles said in a statement. “The fact that members of the Television Academy have recognized that passion by nominating us for 12 Emmy’s is a true honor."
Once again, Charles is nominated for outstanding host. The show also is nominated for outstanding reality-competition program as well as outstanding directing, outstanding hairstyling and outstanding makeup for multi-camera special or series, among others. Included in the twelve nominations are two nods for Drag Race's after-show Untucked.
"It takes a village, people," Charles added. "I want to recognize the hard work and dedication of my partners at VH1 and World of Wonder, our dedicated cast and crew, and most of all, the amazing queens that help us celebrate the heart and soul of drag. Condragulations to our fellow nominees.”
This year's Drag Race nominations marks the most nods in network history for VH1.
The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Sept. 17 on NBC, hosted by Saturday Night Live’s Michael Che and Colin Jost.