Los Angeles, CA (Variety) — It was a record year for Black performers at the Emmys, who received 34.3% of the 102 acting nominations. This included “Black-ish's” Tracee Ellis Ross and Anthony Anderson, “Watchmen's” Regina King, “Euphoria's” Zendaya and “Hollywood's” Jeremy Pope.
To celebrate the milestone, some of the Season 12 queens from the Emmy-nominated “RuPaul's Drag Race” recreated iconic character looks from these Emmy-nominated performances and shows.
From Jaida Essence Hall championing Thandie Newton's Maeve in HBO's “Westworld,” to Widow Von'Du recreating Regina King's Sister Night look from HBO's “Watchmen,” to Heidi N Closet embodying Octavia Spencer as the real-life Madam C.J. Walker in Netflix's “Self Made: Inspired by the Life of Madam C.J. Walker, the goal was to “show love to and honor women who work tirelessly in television, women who have made a difference in my life and so many others,” says Hall.
Widow Von'Du as Tracee Ellis Ross in “Blackish”: “I chose Tracee Ellis Ross because she’s incredible! Always a serve, fierce and stylish! Getting the chance to honor her with this look was absolutely everything.”
Widow Von'Du as Regina King in “Watchmen”: “I choose Regina King because she always brings so much life to whatever … — Jazz Tangcay/@Variety