RuPaul’s #DragRace, #AllStars Snatched A Record Fourteen Primetime #Emmy Nominations

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“RuPaul’s Drag Race” once again broke it’s own record by snatching fourteen nominations for the 2019 Primetime Emmy Awards, with two nominations under “Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction Or Reality Series”. Last year the long-running queer reality TV competition show snagged twelve nominations. All Stars is also in the list of nominations.

This year, RuPaul is again nominated for reality host, and if he wins, it will be his fourth Emmys. Michelle Visage, credited as show Producer, may finally get her Emmy win? Her desire to snagged some awards, like an Emmys, is public knowledge. She and RuPaul talked about it on their podcast, “RuPaul What’s The Tee? With Michelle Visage.”

Absent from the nominations are Drag Race alums Raven and Delta Work. Last year, Delta Work won her first Emmy for “Outstanding Hairstyling”, while Raven was nominated for “Outstanding Makeup”.

And Zaldy Goco is again nominated for “Outstanding Costumes.”


[ More Tea ]

Here’s an explanation why Delta Work is excluded in the “Outstanding Hairstyling” category. Apparently, Delta was replaced after her Emmy win last year, and that the rules were changed which disqualified her. And her appeals fell on deaf ears.

“lol. Yer right. Although I don’t have a job and was replaced after I won my Emmy last year.”@deltawork/Instagram

And when a follower asked about her being snubbed, a short discussion between her and others ensued. It seems that the snafu was caused by a technical error. Her explanation is informative and insightful on how Hollywood and the awards industry operates.

“Actually the @televisionacad has said my title as ‘creative producer’ is no longer recognized as valid. A potential nominee’s title must be ‘hair’ or ‘makeup.’ The call sheets and screen credit list me as a creative producer. I was nominated twice with that title and won last year with that title. In this case either the television academy is being unethical by enacting rules without informing in a fair and timely manner or the production company is being lackadaisical by not abiding by the rules. The sad part is I am collateral damage. I was never informed of any of this and was working towards a goal blindly. I approached the television academy with a plea for consideration and they shut me down very quickly. All I was trying to do was stay in my lane, work hard, abide by rules with the hopes of being rewarded by my peers. After I won last year it was the kiss of death.

I appreciate that. Actually I was nominated the year before that but the nomination was rescinded due to technical errors from the production company: they submitted my name for an episode that I did not work and where my client was not even in drag [ Ed.note: This would be RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 Episode 1 – “Oh My Gaga”, when Mathu Andersen suddenly left the show ]. I very much appreciate your kind words and sweet sentiment tho.

If we have at least been informed by the production company [ World of Wonder ] and the television Academy that there was a specific rule by which we were to abide we could have prevented this entirely. It blows my mind that no one really gave a shit.

They were never able to get his [Mathu Andersen] name on the nomination because the client was not in drag for the episode that was submitted so while he was on the call sheet he DID NOT complete wig work as a personal hairstylist from what I understand. However, he was department head and since the guest judges DID have hairstyling and grooming done he technically lead that team (at least on paper) and as such should have technically been nominated as the face of the team. It’s complicated but from my standpoint there are errors across the board and my voice and work is being diminished because I am just ‘some queen.’ What is being forgotten is that they came to me. I kept my mouth shut and did what was asked regardless of my opinion because I am, in fact, some queen, not THE queen. It sucks but I am not surprised. I have watched countless people get fucked in the name of ‘love.’

No apologies necessary. You are pretty much of the same knowledge as me. I appreciate your candor. There is definitely an undeniable theme that keeps rearing its head.”@deltawork/Instagram

And as for an explanation why Raven didn’t get nominated, it’s highly plausible that she too got “run over” by the same technical issue. When asked for an explanation, Delta replied:

I could I would. I am an open book. Your guess is as good as mine. I’m. It being secretive, if I was I wouldn’t have posted. I am@happy for my friends.@deltawork/Instagram

So why are Raven and Delta Work didn’t get nominated? The answer is very simple, there’s an anomaly in the time continuum. At least Delta already won an Emmy, and that’s not easy to come by for most people.


Here’s the complete list of Drag Race nominations:

Outstanding Cinematography For A Reality Program:
RuPaul’s Drag Race — Trump: The Rusical (VH1, World of Wonder Productions)

Jake Kerber, Director of Photography

Outstanding Costumes For Variety, Nonfiction Or Reality Programming:
RuPaul’s Drag Race — Trump: The Rusical (VH1, World of Wonder Productions)

Zaldy Goco, Costume Designer (RuPaul)
Art Conn, Costume Designer (Michelle Visage)

Outstanding Directing For A Reality Program:
RuPaul’s Drag Race — Whatcha Unpackin? (VH1, World of Wonder Productions)

Nick Murray

Outstanding Picture Editing For A Structured Reality Or Competition Programs:
RuPaul’s Drag Race — Series Body Of Work (VH1, World of Wonder Productions)

Jamie Martin, Lead Editor
Michael Lynn Deis, Editor
Julie Tseselsky Kirschner, Editor
John Lim, Editor
Ryan Mallick, Editor
Michael Roha, Editor
Corey Ziemniak, Editor

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars — Jersey Justice (VH1, World of Wonder Productions)
Molly Shock, ACE, Editor
Eileen Finkelstein, Editor
Michael Lynn Deis, Editor
Myron Sant os, Editor
Steve Brown, Editor
RayVan Ness, Editor
Michael Hellwig, Editor

Outstanding Picture Editing For An Unstructured Reality Program:
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked — Series Body Of Work (VH1, World of Wonder Productions)

Kendra Pasker, Lead Editor
Shayna Casey, Editor
Stavros Stavropoulos, Editor

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special:
RuPaul’s Drag Race — Trump: The Rusical (VH1, World of Wonder Productions)

Hector Pocasangre, Hairstylist

Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic):
RuPaul’s Drag Race — Trump: The Rusical (VH1, World of Wonder Productions)

Adam Burrell, Makeup Artist
Nicole Faulkner, Makeup Artist
Jen Fregozo, Makeup Artist
Natasha Marcelia, Makeup Artist
Karen Mitchell, Makeup Artist

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

RuPaul, Host

Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction Or Reality Series:
RuPaul’s Drag Race’s: Out Of The Closet (VH1, VH1)

Tyler Hissey, Executive Producer
Ray Hunt , Executive Producer
Brittany Travis, Executive Producer
Joseph Gerbino, Senior Producer
Robert Diminico, Producer

RuPaul’s Drag Race’s: Portrait Of A Queen (VH1, VH1)
Tyler Hissey, Executive Producer
Ray Hunt , Executive Producer
Brittany Travis, Executive Producer
Joseph Gerbino, Senior Producer

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program:
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked (VH1, World of Wonder Productions)

Pamela Post, Executive Producer
Tim Palazzola, Executive Producer
Randy Barbato, Executive Producer
Fenton Bailey, Executive Producer
Tom Campbell, Executive Producer
RuPaul Charles, Executive Producer
Sam Heng, Executive Producer
Steven Corfe, Executive Producer
Mandy Salangsang, Executive Producer
Kenneth Leslie, Co-Executive Producer
Thairin Smothers, Senior Producer
Jen Passovoy, Producer

Outstanding Competition Program:
RuPaul’s Drag Race — (VH1, World of Wonder Productions)

Pamela Post , Executive Producer
Tim Palazzola, Executive Producer
Randy Barbato, Executive Producer
Fenton Bailey, Executive Producer
Tom Campbell, Executive Producer
RuPaul Charles, Executive Producer
Steven Corfe, Executive Producer
Mandy Salangsang, Executive Producer
Bruce McCoy, Co-Executive Producer
Michele Mills, Co-Executive Producer
Jacqueline Wilson, Co-Executive Producer
Thairin Smothers, Senior Producer
John Polly, Producer
Michelle Visage, Producer
Jen Passovoy, Producer

Outstanding Casting For A Reality Program:
RuPaul’s Drag Race — (VH1, World of Wonder Productions)

Goloka Bolte, Casting by
Ethan Petersen, Casting by

Condragulations and goodluck, hennies!

New York (The Verge) — Game of Thrones just barely helped HBO beat out streaming services for Emmy nominations this year theverge.com/2019/7/16/2069….

HBO dominated the 2019 Emmy nominations thanks to Game of Thrones’ final season, but streaming services are still steadily growing at awards shows. What will happen next for Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu?Julia Alexander/@verge

Source: verge, full story, 71st Emmy Nominations (pdf)

 

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