The 2017 Emmy awards were jam-packed with all of our favorite stars. And for the third year in a row, the award show had its most diverse set of nominees. Host Stephen Colbert, who is notoriously the most
political anti-Trump late-night star, brought that same quick wit and cynicism to the stage.
While there was a multitude of highlights from the ceremony, the most important part of the night was easily America’s favorite drag queen RuPaul, who had been nominated for eight awards. Donning a black and white patterned suit, RuPaul crushed the red carpet look with his entire Drag Race entourage.
— World of Wonder (@WorldOfWonder) September 17, 2017
— World of Wonder (@WorldOfWonder) September 18, 2017
While RuPaul picked up an Emmy for ‘Best Host of a Reality or Reality-Competition program,’ RuPaul’s Drag Race, unfortunately, did not take home the win for ‘Best Reality Show.’ NBC’s The Voice won instead and gay Twitter was not happy.
— Paul Ludwig (@paulludwig) September 18, 2017
— Laura Porat (@lauraporat) September 18, 2017
The Voice beating RuPaul’s Drag Race is like the 2016 election all over again.
— Alex Wyse (@alexwyse) September 18, 2017
— Mike T (@majtague) September 18, 2017
okay, but how did the voice beat rupaul’s drag race????? pic.twitter.com/ILWEMWIvuc
— katya is my mom (@sarajfulcher) September 18, 2017
But the Emmy gods tried their best to make up for this blunder by getting RuPaul to dress as the Emmy statue and gossip with Stephen Colbert. Their conversation ranged from dating other award statues like ‘Oscar’ and ‘Tony,’ to why you should never talking about how heavy she weighs when you’re holding her.
Watch the full video of RuPaul as ‘Emmy’ below.
And the entire world lost it, bowing down to RuPaul’s perfection.
give an Emmy to RuPaul for his role as Emmy
— Frank Costa (@feistyfrank) September 18, 2017
— Shangela (@itsSHANGELA) September 18, 2017
RuPaul as the Emmy made my entire night though
— Top Hat (@topspacehat) September 18, 2017
and the Emmy for best Emmy moment goes to @RuPaul as Emmy
— Samantha (@samputsimply) September 18, 2017
— Laganja Estranja (@LaganjaEstranja) September 18, 2017
— brandon (@OatsFull) September 18, 2017