'Queer Eye,' 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Score at Creative Arts Emmy Awards

Thursday September 17, 2020

In this May 16, 2019 file photo, "Queer Eye" hosts Karamo Brown, from left, Bobby Berk, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness
In this May 16, 2019 file photo, "Queer Eye" hosts Karamo Brown, from left, Bobby Berk, Tan France, Antoni Porowski and Jonathan Van Ness  (Source:Associated Press)

Two of television's most popular queer shows — "Queer Eye" and "RuPaul's Drag Race" have scored this week at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

While the official 2020 Prime Time Emmy Awards ceremony isn't until Sunday (in a socially distanced format with Jimmy Kimmel hosting from an empty Staples Center and no red carpet), there have been awards given out each night this week in numerous categories (dubbed the Creative Arts Awards). Each night is hosted by comedian Nicole Byer.

Monday's ceremony focused on Reality & Non-Fiction categories with two queer shows taking home awards. "Netflix's 'Queer Eye' won its third consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Structured Reality Show," reports Variety.

"RuPaul's Drag Race" was also a winner, taking home four awards thus far: Outstanding Picture Editing For a Structured Reality or Competition Program, Outstanding Casting For a Reality Program, Outstanding Hairstyling for a Multi-Camera Series or Special, and Outstanding Makeup for a Multi-Camera Series or Special (Non-Prosthetic).

"RuPaul's Drag Race" is up for Outstanding Competition Program, while RuPaul is up for Outstanding Host for Reality/Competition Program, and the spin-off series "RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked" is up for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program, which will be awarded this Sunday. The "Queer Eye" cast (Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Tan France, Bobby Berk and Jonathan Van Ness) compete with RuPaul for the Outstanding Host honor. These awards will be announced on Sunday's broadcast.

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