RuPaul’s Drag Race Snagged A Record-Breaking Twelve Emmy Nominations!

2018 EMMY® AWARDS NOMINATIONS FOR PROGRAMS AIRING JUNE 1, 2017 – MAY 31, 2018

Los Angeles, CA, July 12, 2018 – Nominations for the 70th Emmy® Awards were announced today by the Television Academy in a ceremony hosted by Television Academy Chairman and CEO Hayma Washington along with Samira Wiley from the Hulu series The Handmaid’s Tale and Ryan Eggold from NBC’s upcoming drama, New Amsterdam.

“It’s been another record-breaking year with more than 9,100 entries in 122 unique categories for the initial nomination round of voting,” said Washington. “The continued growth of the industry has provided opportunities for acclaimed new programs to emerge, while allowing last season’s break-through programs to thrive. In addition, 36 performers — ranging from new discoveries to revered international stars — have received their first-ever acting Emmy nomination across all categories of scripted programming. We are honored to recognize both television’s seasoned veterans and rising talents.

“This year’s nominations continue to represent increased diversity and inclusion in front of the camera. And, there is a wealth of new and returning programs that reflect so many of today’s critical issues.”

Among this year’s eight Outstanding Comedy Series nominees, there are three first-timers representing an exceptional range of storytelling. Freshman shows Barry, GLOW and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel join returning hits Atlanta, black-ish, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Silicon Valley and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
The nominations in Outstanding Drama Series were again spread over distribution platforms, with returning nominees The Americans (FX) and Game Of Thrones (HBO) joining all of last season’s new nominees The Crown (Netflix), The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu), Stranger Things (Netflix), This Is Us (NBC),
and Westworld (HBO).

Nominees for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series include first-time Emmy nominee Issa Rae and category freshman Rachel Brosnahan, who join previous category nominees Pamela Adlon, Allison Janney, Tracee Ellis Ross and Lily Tomlin. Bill Hader is new to the Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category, Ted
Danson and Larry David return to the category this season, joining last year’s nominees Anthony Anderson, Donald Glover and William H. Macy. Lead Actor in a Drama Series nominees Jason Bateman, Ed Harris and Jeffrey Wright are new to the category, joining returning nominees Sterling K.
Brown, Matthew Rhys and Milo Ventimiglia. Sandra Oh received her first Lead Actress in a Drama Series nomination, joined in the category by return nominees Claire Foy, Keri Russell and Evan Rachel Wood, and previous Emmy winners in this category, Tatiana Maslany and Elisabeth Moss.
Other notable first-time performer nominations include: Joseph Fiennes and Matt Smith, both for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series; Zazie Beetz and Betty Gilpin for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series; and Letitia Wright for Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie. Aidy Bryant
(Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series), Darren Criss (Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie), and Kenan Thompson (Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series) are also all first-time performer nominees, though each received a past Emmy nomination for Original Music and Lyrics. James Corden, whose
previous four Emmy nods were shared for producing and hosting the 70th Annual Tony Awards, two The Late Late Show Primetime Carpool Karaoke Specials and The Late Late Show with James Corden, is nominated this year as Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series. In addition, Broadway star Kelli O’Hara received a first-time Emmy nomination as Outstanding Actress in a
Short Form Comedy or Drama Series.

Game Of Thrones had the most nominations (22) in all categories, followed by Saturday Night Live (21) and Westworld (21). Leading the nominations in totals by platform were Netflix (112), HBO (108) and NBC (78).

Multiple nominees include (but are not limited to) Jason Bateman for Ozark; Alex Borstein for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Family Guy; Sterling K. Brown for This Is Us and Brooklyn Nine-Nine; Jeff Daniels for The Looming Tower and Godless; Donald Glover for Atlanta and Saturday Night Live, Bill Hader for Barry and Saturday Night Live; Jane Lynch for Hollywood Game Night and The
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel; Alex Berg for Barry and Silicon Valley; The Duffer Brothers for Stranger Things; Scott Frank for Godless; David Lynch for Twin Peaks; and, Amy Sherman-Palladino for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

The Television Academy’s membership has increased this year to more than 25,000, of which 23,000+ are voting members. That body welcomed more than 1,000 new voting members this year.

Final-round online voting begins August 13.

The complete list of Emmy nominations, media credential applications, and other Academy news are all available at Emmys.com.

The 70th Emmy Awards will telecast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday, September 17, (8:00 – 11:00 PM ET/5:00 – 8:00 PM PT) on NBC. Saturday Night Live’s Colin Jost and Michael Che will serve as co-hosts. The 70th Emmy Awards will be executive produced by Lorne Michaels (Saturday Night Live; The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon).

The Creative Arts Emmy Awards will air Saturday, September 15 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on FXX.

RuPaul’s Drag Race

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RuPaul’s Drag Race snagged a staggering twelve Emmy nominations; ten for RuPaul’s Drag Race and two for the accompanying Untucked series! RuPaul is again nominated for best reality host, including as Executive Producer for RuPaul’s Drag Race and Untucked, along with World of Wonders co-founders Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato. Also worth noting, the fabulous Zaldy Goco who earned a nomination for best costume designer, Thairin Smothers as Senior Producer of RuPaul’s Drag Race and Untucked, and Brittany Travis as Executive Producer for interactive media . And of course, it’s definitely worth noting our fabulous Queens Delta Work and Raven, who are again both nominated for best hairstyling and makeup respectively. This one is for the books!

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“Making “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is a labor of love. The fact that members of the Television Academy have recognized that passion by nominating us for 12 Emmy’s is a true honor. It takes a village, people. 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.” – RuPaul Charles

Condragulations everyone! And Goodluck!

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Outstanding Reality-Competition Program
(RuPaul’s Drag Race • VH1 • World of Wonder Productions)
Pamela Post , Executive Producer
Tim Palazzola, Executive Producer
Fenton Bailey, Executive Producer
Randy Barbato, Executive Producer
Tom Campbell, Executive Producer
RuPaul Charles, Executive Producer
Mandy Salangsang, Executive Producer
St even Corfe, Executive Producer
Bruce McCoy, Co-Executive Producer
Michele Mills, Co-Executive Producer
Jacqueline Wilson, Co-Executive Producer
Thairin Smothers, Senior Producer

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program
(RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked • VH1 • World of Wonder Productions)
Pamela Post , Executive Producer
Tim Palazzola, Executive Producer
Fenton Bailey, Executive Producer
Randy Barbato, Executive Producer
Tom Campbell, Executive Producer
RuPaul Charles, Executive Producer
San Heng, Executive Producer
Steven Corfe, Executive Producer
Kenneth Leslie, Executive Producer
Thairin Smothers, Senior Producer

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program
(RuPaul’s Drag Race • VH1 • World of Wonder Productions)
RuPaul, Host

Outstanding Directing For A Reality Program
(RuPaul’s Drag Race • 10s Across The Board • VH1 • World of Wonder Productions)
Nick Murray, Directed by

Outstanding Casting For A Reality Program
(RuPaul’s Drag Race • VH1 • World of Wonder Productions)
Goloka Bolte, Casting by
Ethan Petersen, Casting by

Outstanding Cinematography For A Reality Program
(RuPaul’s Drag Race • 10s Across The Board • VH1 • World of Wonder Productions)
Michael Jacob Kerber, Direct or of Photography

Outstanding Costumes For Variety, Nonfiction Or Reality Programming
(RuPaul’s Drag Race • 10s Across The Board / Cost umes: RuPaul’s gowns • VH1 • World of Wonder Productions)
Zaldy Goco, Costume Designer

Outstanding Picture Editing For A Structured Or Competition Reality Program
(RuPaul’s Drag Race • 10s Across The Board • VH1 • World of Wonder Productions)
Jamie Mart in, Lead Editor
Drew Forni, Editor
John Lim, Editor
Michael Roha, Editor

Outstanding Picture Editing For An Unstructured Reality Program
(RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked • Untucked – 10s Across The Board • VH1 • World of Wonder Productions)
Lousine Shamamian, Editor

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special
(RuPaul’s Drag Race • 10s Across The Board • VH1 • World of Wonder Productions)
Hect or Pocasangre, Hairstylist
Gabriel Villarreal (Delta Work), Personal Hairstylist

Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media Within An
Unscripted Program

(RuPaul’s Drag Race • Season 10 RuVeal • VH1 • A VH1 Production)
Sarah DeFilippis, Executive Producer
Brittany Travis, Executive Producer
Ray Hunt , Executive Producer
Jackie Rappaport , Executive Producer
Courtney Powell, Executive Producer

Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic)
(RuPaul’s Drag Race • 10s Across The Board • VH1 • World of Wonder Productions)
Nicole Faulkner, Makeup Artist
Jen Fregozo, Makeup Artist
Natasha Marcelina, Makeup Artist
David Petruschin (Raven), Personal Makeup Artist

For a full list of Emmy nominations, visit Emmys.com.

 

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