RuPaul Wins Best Reality TV Host Critics’ Choice Award for VH1’s Drag Race

After the 23rd annual Critics’ Choice Awards, RuPaul Charles can add Best Reality TV Host to his ever-growing trophy collection.

RuPaul’s Drag Race – The VH1 show that he hosts – was also nominated for Best Reality Competition Series. Since moving to VH1 from sister network Logo last year, Drag Race has amassed an even larger and more diverse fan base—driving it from cult LGBT favorite to mainstream darling.

Viacom’s other Critics’ Choice nominees included TV Land’s Younger (Sutton Foster, Best Actress in a Comedy Series) and MTV’s Teen Mom (Best Unstructured Reality Series).

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The Critics’ Choice win follows a string of recent successes for RuPaul. In September, he won his second Emmy at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards—for top host, with Drag Race earning an additional two Emmys for its Oh. My. Gaga. episode.

Watch the award-winning episode, Oh. My. Gaga:

The Emmys were for Outstanding Costumes for Variety, Nonfiction or Reality Programming; and Outstanding Picture Editing for a Structured or Competition Reality Program.

With RuPaul’s Drag Race complementing other VH1 shows such as its Love & Hip Hop franchise and America’s Next Top Model, this year looks promising for the network. Its new reality horror show Scared Famous debuted in October 2017 with 1.8 million viewers, and Black Ink Crew augmented the network’s success in December, delivering the biggest Wednesday night premiere ratings in VH1 history.

In January alone, the network continued to reap in ratings, with Love & Hip Hop: Miami attracting 1.8 million viewers and trending on social media.

Viacom offers RuPaul sincere con-drag-ulations for his latest win, and we look forward to watching the Queen reign supreme in 2018—starting with the return of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars 3 on Thursday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m.

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