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CON-DRAG-ULATIONS! RuPaul On His EPIC & Historic EMMY Win, “I’m Still In SHOCK!”

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Finally, RuPaul nabs his first ever EMMY award! And it was an epic win as it will go down in the EMMY history books. More inside…

RuPaul Charles has been gracing our television screens for YEARS. And now, he’s finally getting his due.

The TV personality-model-singer-author-drag legend was awarded the Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program award at the Creative Arts Emmy show held at the Microsoft Theater in L.A. Sunday night for hosting “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”

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RuPaul, dressed in a pink polka dotted suit, beat out “Little Big Shots” host Steve Harvey, “Dancing With The Stars” host Tom Bergeron, “Project Runway” co-hosts Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn and “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest. Yeah, it was stiff competition, but RuPaul came out with the win.

After being snubbed year after year, RuPaul won his first EMMY for the eighth season of his long-running Logo TV series. This is LOGO’s first major EMMY win and the second time the best reality show host Emmy has gone to a cable series. Take that, take that.

“Earlier this year I was quoted saying I’d rather have an enema than an Emmy,” he said in the press room after winning the award. “But thanks to the Television Academy, I can have both!”

After his epic win, he chopped it up with Entertainment Weekly backstage as he relished in victorious moment.

“I did not expect this, honestly,” he said. “I’m speechless. I’m still in shock!”

As he held back tears, he continued, “I think about all the kids who watch this show all over the world who finally have an emotional navigation system. This show and the 100s of girls who have come through our show have told their stories so graciously and have really helped young people around the world navigate their lives.”

Check it:

He also hit the press room after the awards ceremony to dish on how grateful he is for all of the participants who have shared their stories and helped other young people with their issues on the series:

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RuPaul snapped it up with “RuPaul’s Drag Race” judge Michelle Visage and his longtime friend/fashion designer Zaldy. His longtime friend sent out a special shoutout via his Instagram page, saying, "Congratulations #RuPaul @rupaulofficial on winning the Emmy for best host! @rupaulsdragrace @televisionacad #IllBeBack" 

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YAS! Comedian Tracy Morgan's wife Megan Morgan STUNNED in a sparkly Walter Mendez mermaid gown on the carpet for the big night. Her hubby has been nominated in the Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series category for bringing the funny on "Saturday Night Live."

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Aww!

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Comedian Keegan-Michael Key, who filed for divorce from his wife earlier this year, hit the carpet solo. While his Comedy Central show “Key & Peele” with Jordan Peele has been cancelled, the show was up for a total of seven EMMY awards.

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Speaking of Jordan, he was also on the carpet snapping it up with his wife/comedian Chelsea Peretti.

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Actress Tracie Thoms, who starred in The Real MVP: The Wanda Durant Story, hit the carpet with her date Austin.

The Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony will be held Sunday, September 18th at 8pm EST on ABC.

 

Photos: Getty/@rupaulsdragrace /@zaldynyc/Coleman Entertainment Group

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