#DeltaWork Sheds More Light On 2019 #Emmys (@televisionacad) #Nomination Fiasco; #DragRace

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADelta Work, the stage name of Gabriel Villarreal, who is known for competing on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season three and subsequent work as RuPaul’s hairstylist on the show from 2017 to 2018. She was hired to take on the role as hairstylist, a position once held by Mathu Andersen until his controversial departure from the show. Delta is currently trying to resolve her exclusion from the “Outstanding Hairstylist” nomination on the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards due to a “technicality” error. Based on several posts on her Instagram, the error seems to be caused by lack of knowledge of the rules and mishandling of the matter (either deliberately or not) by the awards submissions committee of the production company, World of Wonder.

I am posting my appeal with the television academy because if I am going to be on front-street about what has transpired I have no problem telling the truth about that fact that I did appeal the academy LAST MONTH when I was made aware of this issue. This was my letter and this was the response. I share it because I like the transparency. People may think it’s a private issue but it is not. It is factual. It happened and if everything is ethically done there should be no issue with me posting about it. I worked on every episode. I was department head. Hector worked on every episode as a personal hairstylist. He deserves his nomination. My issue is that if there was a problem with title I should have been informed of those possibilities and probabilities. If a mistake was made in 2017 why would everything be made clear for forthcoming years? This, coupled with many other factors related but not pivotal to the nomination exclusion, speaks to purposeful exclusion on someone’s part.Delta Work/Instagram

To add insult to injury, aside from being excluded from the list of nominees for work she’s already done, she was also let go from the show. That is, right after winning the very same category on the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards. The reason for her exit isn’t made public nor is it relevant on this matter. But the last thing fans/supporters want to do is make assumptions and “attack” people on the show. There’s no need for name calling or chanting “boycott.” This is an issue that can be handled in a civilized way, even if those in authority are blatantly dismissive.

But one thing supporters can do is rally behind Delta Work, and call on The Academy to reconsider this case, and give credit where credit is due! Before RuPaul won an Emmy, he shared his thoughts about the Emmy in his podcast “What’s The Tee?” To paraphrase, it’s basically the industry trying to pat itself on the back. He said he’d rather get an enema than an Emmy. According to him, winning an Emmy is good for the network, the show, and for the people who work on Drag Race, but it’s not a big deal for him. Three Emmys later, has RuPaul changed his opinion? This matter though isn’t about RuPaul, but rather the Drag Race auxiliaries. So let’s keep it that way.

To date, Delta Work is the only Drag Race alum to has won an Emmy. And that speaks volumes.

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Oh, and one more thing, let’s make “give credit where credit is due” fashionable again!

What say you The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences?

Source: Delta Work

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I am posting my appeal with the television academy because if I am going to be on front-street about what has transpired I have no problem telling the truth about that fact that I did appeal the academy LAST MONTH when I was made aware of this issue. This was my letter and this was the response. I share it because I like the transparency. People may think it’s a private issue but it is not. It is factual. It happened and if everything is ethically done there should be no issue with me posting about it. 🏆🏁💇 I worked on every episode. I was department head. Hector worked on every episode as a personal hairstylist. He deserves his nomination. My issue is that if there was a problem with title I should have been informed of those possibilities and probabilities. If a mistake was made in 2017 why would everything be made clear for forthcoming years? This, coupled with many other factors related but not pivotal to the nomination exclusion, speaks to purposeful exclusion on someone’s part.

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