'RuPaul's Drag Race' Prances Away With Emmy for Outstanding Reality Competition Program

RuPaul Charles and Michelle Visage
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RuPaul Charles and Michelle Visage arrive at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 17, 2018 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

After 10 seasons, RuPaul’s Drag Race has finally pranced away with the coveted Emmy for outstanding reality competition program. The show had previously taken home four awards this year, including the outstanding host for a reality or reality-competition program category -- RuPaul's third win consecutive win in the category. This is the first time in Emmys history that a show has received the both the outstanding reality competition and outstanding host awards in the same year.

The World of Wonder production also nabbed Emmys for outstanding directing for a reality program; outstanding costumes for variety, nonfiction or reality programming; and outstanding hairstyling for a multi-camera series or special. The later was awarded to Gabriel Villarreal, also known as Delta Work -- a competitor on the third season of Drag Race.

Drag Race faced stiff competition in the outstanding reality competition program category, including three previous winners: Amazing Race, Top Chef and The Voice. Project Runway and American Ninja Warrior rounded out the category’s pool of nominees.

Drag Race and its spin-off All Stars were both previously greenlit for new seasons by VH1.