Straight Emmy Voters Finally Discover RuPaul’s Drag Race

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Congratulations heterosexual Emmy voters! After nine incredible seasons — and two All-Stars seasons — you’ve discovered the magic of RuPaul’s Drag Race.

In all fairness, RuPaul scored his first-ever Emmy nomination for Outstanding Host for a Reality Competition Program — and subsequent win! — for the eighth season of the show last year. It was as refreshing as a coffee enema. But that was just the beginning: This year, RuPaul’s Drag Race has received a record eight nominations for its ninth and latest season, including its first for Outstanding Reality Competition Program. The full list of nominations include:

Outstanding Reality Competition Program
Outstanding Host for a Reality Competition Program
Outstanding Makeup
Outstanding Hairstyling
Outstanding Picture Editing
Outstanding Costumes
Outstanding Casting

And the eighth nomination is for Untucked, the behind-the-scenes show brought to you from the interior illusions lounge, which deserves an Emmy specifically for this moment:

While straight culture has been liberally stealing from gay culture for years, RuPaul’s Drag Race, which aired its first season in 2009, is finally getting its due.

Straight Emmy Voters Finally Discover RuPaul’s Drag Race