Los Angeles, CA (Gold Derby) — RuPaul Charles is gradually becoming an Emmy magnet, winning three in a row for hosting “RuPaul's Drag Race.” The series also won for the first time last year, and he and the show are nominated again this year.
The “Drag Race” host recently spoke with Gold Derby senior editor Marcus Dixon about what it means to win Emmys, why it took so long to cast Nina West and a future guest judge he's hoping to get on the show.
Gold Derby: I just have to start by congratulating you. You personally have won three Emmys for Reality Host. You’re one away from the record. Do you know who has the record?
RuPaul Charles: Shirley Temple? Abraham Lincoln. Mamie Eisenhower.
GD: Very close. It’s Jeff Probst. So if you win this year you will tie his record.
RC: Really? Wow. That would be interesting. But I didn’t choose the game, boo. The game chose me. I’m just happy to have a job, honestly.
GD: The show itself won Best Competition Program for the first time. What was that moment like? I just rewatched the clip. There was a standing ovation in the room. What was that feeling like …
The “Drag Race” host recently spoke with Gold Derby senior editor Marcus Dixon about what it means to win Emmys, why it took so long to cast Nina West and a future guest judge he’s hoping to get on the show. — Marcus James Dixon/@GoldDerby