Sep 20, 2021 - Technology

RuPaul becomes the most Emmy-awarded Black person in history

 RuPaul with his two Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday

RuPaul with the award for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program for "RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked" at the Creative Arts Emmys at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

RuPaul made Emmy history with his 11th win at the awards on Sunday night.

Why it matters: That makes him the most decorated Black artist since the event began in 1949, per EW. He's also the most-awarded person of color, Variety notes.

The big picture: The producer and host reached the milestone as his show "Drag Race" won the Outstanding Competition Series honor for the fourth consecutive year.

  • Cinematographer Donald A. Morgan was the previous record-holder, the Los Angeles Times reports.
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