RuPaul’s Drag Race Nabs Eight Emmy Nominations!

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 9, Episode 1March 2017Lady Gaga and RuPaulRuPaul’s Drag Race scores eight Emmy nominations! It’s a record for the show. Nominations includes RuPaul for Best Host, “RuPaul’s Drag Race” for Best Reality Competition, and Zaldy Goco & Perry Meek for Best Costume. The show also nabs nominations for casting and picture editing. The show’s web series companion, Untucked, also nabbed its’ first Emmy nomination. The biggest surprise, but deservingly so, are the nominations of Drag Race alumni, Delta Work (Gabriel Villarreal) along with Hector Pocasangre for Hair Styling (for RuPaul), and Raven (David Petruschin) for Makeup (for RuPaul in “Oh. My Gaga!” episode).

RuPaul’s Drag Race … snatching trophies, henny!

Condragulations everyone! Good luck!

Reality Competition

  • “The Amazing Race” (CBS)
  • “American Ninja Warrior” (NBC)
  • “Project Runway” (Lifetime)
  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)
  • “Top Chef” (Bravo)
  • “The Voice” (NBC)

Unstructured Reality Program

  • “Born This Way” (A&E)
  • “Deadliest Catch” (Discovery Channel)
  • “Gaycation With Ellen Page” (Viceland)
  • “Intervention” (A&E)
  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked” (YouTube)
  • “United Shades Of America: With W. Kamau Bell” (CNN)

Host for a Reality/Reality-Competition Program

  • Alec Baldwin (“Match Game”)
  • W. Kamau Bell (“United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell)
  • RuPaul Charles (“RuPaul’s Drag Race)
  • Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn (“Project Runway)
  • Gordon Ramsay (“MasterChef Junior)
  • Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg (“Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party”)

Casting for a Reality Program

  • Sasha Alpert & Megan Sleeper (“Born This Way”)
  • Sasha Alpert, Alissa Haight & Jen DeMartino (“Project Runway”)
  • Ethan Petersen & Goloka Bolte (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”)
  • Lynne Spiegel Spillman (“Survivor”)
  • Michelle McNulty, Holly Dale & Courtney Burns (“The Voice)

Costumes for Variety, Nonfiction or Reality Programming

  • Daniela Gschwendtner, Steven Norman Lee, Polina Roytman, Karina Torrico & Howard Sussman (“Dancing with the Stars”)
  • Mary Vogt & Carolyn Dessert-Lauterio (“Hairspray Live!”)
  • Amanda Needham, Jayme Hansen & Jordan Hamilton (“Portlandia”)
  • Zaldy Goco & Perry Meek (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”)
  • Tom Broecker & Eric Justian (“Saturday Night Live”)

Picture Editing for a Structured or Competition Reality Program

  • Julian Gomez, Ryan Leamy, Jennifer Nelson, Paul C. Nielsen, Eric Beetner, Tori Rodman & Katherine Griffin (“The Amazing Race”)
  • Lisa Trulli, Eileen Finelstein, Donald Bull, Julie Cohen & Darren Hallihan (“Project Runway”)
  • Mamie Martin, John Lim & Michael Roha (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”)
  • David R. Rinkelstein, Ed Martinez, Tom McGah, Andrew Oliver, Nick Staller, Matt Stevenson & Joel Watson (“Shark Tank”)
  • Mike Greer, Chad Bertalotto, Tim Atzinger, Evan Meduich, David Armstrong, James Ciccarello & David Tiexeira (“Survivor”)

Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or Special

  • Mary Guerrero, Kimi Messina, Gail Ryan, Derrick Spruill, Rene Vaca & Patricia Pineda (“Dancing with the Stars”)
  • Miia Kovero, Terry Baliel, Roxane Griffin, Lawrence Davis, Jill Crosby & Joy Zapata (“Hairspray Live!”)
  • Gabriel Villarreal & Hector Pocasangre (“RuPaul’s Drag Race”)
  • Jodi Mancuso, Jennifer Serio, Inga Thrasher, Joe Whitmeyer, Cara Hannah Sullivan & Christen Edwards (“Saturday Night Live”)
  • Jerilynn Stephens, Meagan Herrera-Schaff, Cory Rotenberg, Anna Maria Orzano, Stacey Morris & Darbie Wieczorek (“The Voice”)

Makeup for a Multi-Camera Series or Special (Non-Prosthetic)

  • Zena Shteysel, Angela Moos, Julie Socash, Patti-Ramsey Bortoli, Sara Woolf, Donna Bard (“Dancing with the Stars” — “Halloween Night”)
  • Melanie Hughes, Judy Yonemoto, Jill Cady, Julie Socash, Shutchai Tym Buacharern, Angela Moos (“Hairspray Live!”)
  • Jennifer Aspinall, Scott G. Wheeler, David Williams, James Rohland, Ned Niedhardt (“MADtv” — “Episode #1.4”)
  • David Petruschin (“RuPaul’s Drag Race” — “Oh. My Gaga!”)
  • Louie Zakarian, Amy Tagliamonti, Jason Milani, Daniela Zivcovic, Rachel Pagani, Andrew
  • Sotomeyer (“Saturday Night Live” — “Host: Alec Baldwin”)
  • Darcy Gilmore, Kristene Bernard, Thea Samuels, Gina Ghiglieri, Diane Mayo, Jackie Dobbie (“The Voice” — “Live Playoffs, Night 1”)

Sources: Variety, Emmys


Leave a Reply