LGBTQ TV Wins Big at 71st Creative Arts Emmys

LGBTQ talent won big over the weekend at the 71st Creative Arts Emmy Awards, with winners including Queer Eye, RuPaul, RENT: Live, and more.

RuPaul’s Drag Race secured quite a few awards on Saturday night (September 14), including Outstanding Hairstyling and Outstanding Costume. RuPaul also took home Outstanding Host for the fourth time, tying him with Survivor‘s Jeff Probst for most wins in the category.

The legendary drag queen dedicated the historic win to Drag Race co-executive producer Jacqueline Wilson, who recently passed away.

Queer Eye also won big, taking home four awards: Outstanding Picture Editing for a Structured Reality or Competition Program, Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program, Outstanding Directing for a Reality Program, and Outstanding Structured Reality Program for the second year in a row.

Other LGBTQ winners of the night were Hannah Gadsby for Nanette, which snagged Outstanding Writing for a Variety Special, and RENT: Live, which took home Outstanding Production Design for Variety Special.

The Creative Arts Emmy Awards lead into the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, which premieres Sunday, September 22 at 8:00 pm on Fox.