RuPaul’s Drag Race sweeps the board at the MTV Movie & TV Awards
Thirteen years ago when RuPaul first started Drag Race, who could have predicted that after more than a decade, the show would be getting recognition from all the mainstream awards?
After various Emmys and Golden Globes, RuPaul can now add MTV Movie & TV Awards to her glittering shelf of gongs. The World of Wonder show won Best Reality Cast, Best Competition Series and Best Host (of course) at last night’s awards.
RPDR had the most nominations out of all the unscripted shows (the awards were divided into scripted and unscripted) beating out the likes of Bling Empire and Nailed It. Michelle Visage was on hand with Ru to accept the award saying ‘Now that all this is lifting and performances are open, bars are open and your drag brunches are open, please go and support your local queens.’
It comes at huge time for the Drag Race brand with seemingly countless new iterations either already showing, about to start (Drag Race España) or in development. Sam Dowler, co-presenter of Drag Race podcast United Queendom said: ‘Each version of the show brings something new. The ostensibly endless supply of talented queens are all unique, sometimes even to what region in a country they are from. Is there a danger of the format being overdone? Ask me again when we’re reviewing Drag Race Scunthorpe.’