Now that I've posted Nike's 'Dream Crazy' wins Emmy for Outstanding Commercial and shows the power of diversity, it's time to start reviewing the wins by the competition shows whose nominations I listed alongside "RuPaul's Drag Race," which led competition shows in Emmy nominations. I begin with the headline award which was presented along with all the other major categories.
As I expected, "RuPaul's Drag Race" won. Watch 71st Emmy Awards: RuPaul's Drag Race Wins For Outstanding Reality-Competition Program - | 2019 in which RuPaul told the audience to register to vote.Outstanding Competition ProgramI think "RuPaul's Drag Race" displays the most acceptance of diversity, althugh the other competition shows have diverse sets of contestants. It's also the returning winner and has the most nominations of the shows in this category with nine, thirteen if one adds the four from its unstructured companion shows "RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked," "RuPaul's Drag Race's: Out Of The Closet," and "RuPaul's Drag Race's: Portrait Of A Queen," so I consider it the odds-on favorite. Its biggest competition is probably "The Voice" with seven nominations.
The Amazing Race (CBS)
American Ninja Warrior (NBC)
Nailed It! (Netflix)
RuPaul's Drag Race (VH1)
Top Chef (Bravo)
The Voice (NBC)
Rupaul Wins “Best Reality Competition” | EMMY 2019If and when the Television Academy posts an official clip of this award, I'll replace this one with it.
RUPAUL’S Drag race
RuPaul repeated his request of the viewers to register to vote in Entertainment Tonight's RuPaul - RuPaul's Drag Race | Emmys 2019 Full Backstage Interview.
I'm glad to see RuPaul using his platform for a greater civic purpose in addition to his show being a showcase for diversity and acceptance.
Follow over the jump for the rest of the awards for "RuPaul's Drag Race" and the other competition shows at this year's Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
Deadline Hollywood reported that the "big winners included RuPaul’s Drag Race which won for Outstanding Hairstyling, Outstanding Costumes, and RuPaul Charles for Outstanding Host." I'll run those by in reverse order.
As I expected, he won. Watch RuPaul: Emmys Full Backstage Interview from Variety.Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition ProgramThe nominees showcase diversity in terms of race, sex, and orientation, so chalk one up for representation. While I'm using an image of Marie Kondo to illustrate this entry, RuPaul won this award last year and I think he will win it again.
James Corden for The World's Best (CBS)
Ellen DeGeneres for Ellen's Game of Games (NBC)
Marie Kondo for Tidying Up with Marie Kondo (Netflix)
Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman for Making It (NBC)
RuPaul for RuPaul's Drag Race (VH1)
RuPaul won best host for a reality or competition program at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Saturday. Watch the full backstage interview.In the middle of all the silliness, RuPaul is being very profound, especially about the spirituality he sees behind drag. Listen for it.
Now on to the other awards won by "RuPaul's Drag Race" and one other competition show.
It was indeed the favorite as it repeated. Congratulations!Outstanding Costumes for a Variety, Nonfiction, or Reality Programming"RuPaul's Drag Race" has won this two years in a row, so I consider it the favorite. The next best bets would be SNL and "Dancing with the Stars."
Dancing with the Stars (Episode: "The Premiere") (ABC)
Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé (Netflix)
The Masked Singer (Episode: "Finale") (Fox)
RuPaul's Drag Race (Episode: "Trump: The Rusical") (VH1)
Saturday Night Live (Episode: "Host: Sandra Oh") (NBC)
It repeated in this category as well. Congratulations to "RuPaul's Drag Race" on all four of its Emmy Awards!Outstanding Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or SpecialJust like the last category, I think it's between "RuPaul's Drag Race" and SNL, with the former the returning winner.
Dancing with the Stars (Episode: "Halloween Night") (ABC)
RuPaul's Drag Race (Episode: "Trump: The Rusical") (VH1)
Saturday Night Live (Episode: "Host: Adam Sandler") (NBC)
The Voice (Episode: "Live Top 13 Performances") (NBC)
World of Dance (Episode: "Episode 306") (NBC)
Before I go, I have one more competition program to recognize.
"World of Dance" pulled off the upset. Surprise!Outstanding Choreography for Variety and Reality Programming"So You Think You Can Dance" is the two-time returning winner, so it's the favorite. Who knows, "World of Dance" might surprise everyone.
Luther Brown for So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
Travis Wall for So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
Melvin "Timtim" Rogador for World of Dance (NBC)
Suresh Mukund for World of Dance (NBC)
Karen Forcano and Ricardo Vega for World of Dance (NBC)
Tessandra Chavez for World of Dance (NBC)
Stay tuned, as I plan on covering the awards won by "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" and other talk variety shows and their hosts tomorrow.
Previous entries in this series.
- 'Point of View: Sandy Hook Promise' among Emmy nominees for Outstanding Commercial
- Nine Emmy nominations for 'Veep' on National Veep Day
- 'RBG' vs. 'Free Solo' and other Oscar nominees at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards
- 'Hostile Planet' vs. 'Our Planet' - Nature and science nominees at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards for National Wildlife Day
- 'Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown' earns six nominations at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards for its final season
- 'United Shades of America,' 'Born This Way,' 'Life Below Zero,' 'Deadliest Catch' — unstructured reality shows highlight diversity and nature
- 'Queer Eye,' 'Shark Tank,' and 'Tidying Up with Marie Kondo' — diversity in structured reality programs
- 'RuPaul's Drag Race' leads competition shows at the Emmy Awards while being an example of inclusion and acceptance
- 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' leads talk variety shows in Emmy Awards nominations yet again
- 'Saturday Night Live' leads sketch variety series nominees with 18 Emmy nominations
- 'RBG' ties 'The Sentence' for Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards
- 'Our Planet' and NASA win two Emmy Awards each — nature and science at the Emmy Awards
- 'Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown' and 'United Shades of America with W. Kamau Bell' both win two Emmy Awards each
- 'Queer Eye' wins four Emmy Awards
- The 2019 Outstanding Television Movie nominees examine politics, technology, and show business
- Outstanding Limited Series nominees show failures of government, large and small
- Outstanding Drama Series Emmy nominees examine politics and family dynamics
- Outstanding Comedy Series nominees at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards include "Veep," a political comedy
- Nike's 'Dream Crazy' wins Emmy for Outstanding Commercial and shows the power of diversity