Transparent Leads the LGBT Emmy Nominations, as Drag Race Picks Up its First Nod
LGBT drama Transparent leads the LGBT nominations at the Emmy’s, as Drag Race picked up its first nod.
The Amazon Original Series about a parent that comes out as trans picked up half a dozen nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Jeffrey Tambor.
RuPaul has been nominated for the first time as Outstanding Host of a Reality TV show.
The drag superstar will go head-to-head with Ryan Seacrest (American Idol), Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars), Jane Lynch (Hollywood Game Night), Steve Harvey (Little Big Shots) and Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn (Project Runway).
RuPaul said that he dedicated the nomination to “outsiders everywhere”.
“Brave souls who, against all odds, stick to their dreams and make the world a more colourful place. On behalf of those people – my tribe – I am so grateful,” he said.
Comedy series, Modern Family, which has previously had two wins for lovable gay dad Cameron (played by Eric Stonestreet), has received two nods.
Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt also got two nominations, including one for Titus Burgess in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category.
Grace and Frankie’s Lily Tomlin also received a nod for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. The show that sees Tomlin and Jane Fonda bond, as their husbands’ leave them to be together, has recently just aired its second series on Netflix.
Game of Thrones took a lead over the rest of the pack, but Veep and The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story also did well.
The 2016 Emmy awards ceremony takes place on Sunday, September 18 at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles.
The show will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.