History at the Emmys: RuPaul scores first-ever nomination

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RuPaul Credit: Logo/Mathu Andersen

Ryan Seacrest, you’d better WERK! Because this year, you have some fierce competition in the Emmy category of Outstanding Host of a reality show: statuesque supermodel, gorgeous glamazon and “Drag Race” mistress of ceremonies, RuPaul.

The drag diva netted her first nomination for hosting Logo’s popular competition of queens Thursday, when the Emmy Awards were announced by Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham at a ceremony in Los Angeles. “Drag Race” received its second-ever nomination in the category of Outstanding Costumes; in 2015, the show was nominated for makeup, and producers went home empty-handed.

In a statement to Logo’s NewNowNext, RuPaul focused on the recognition he received for his work: “I dedicate this nomination to outsiders everywhere,” said RuPaul “Brave souls who, against all odds, stick to their dreams and make the world a more colorful place. On behalf of those people—my tribe—I am so grateful.”

In addition to Seacrest, whose show “American Idol” ended its historic run this year, RuPaul faces quite a few famous names vying for Outstanding Host: Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Steve Harvey, Tom Begeron and Jane Lynch.

Actor Jeffrey Tambor also received a nomination for his work on Amazon’s “Transparent,” for which he received an Emmy in 2015.

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