MTV Movie & TV Awards: ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Tops Unscripted Winners

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Reprinted from The Hollywood Reporter by Katie Kilkenny and Lexy Perez on May 17, 2021.

RuPaul’s Drag Race took home the bulk of prizes during Monday night’s inaugural MTV Movie & TV Awards unscripted ceremony.

The VH1 series won best reality cast, best competition series and best host at the show, which followed Sunday night’s MTV Movie & TV Awards for scripted productions, aired on MTV and other platforms and was hosted by comedian Nikki Glaser. MTV’s own Jersey Shore Family Vacation followed close behind with two honors, including best docu-reality show and a new lifetime achievement honor called “Reality Royalty,” which honored the show’s substantial impact on television.

RuPaul’s Drag Race’s achievement comes after the show earned the most nominations this year for unscripted fare, with four nods, while 90 Day Fiancé, Bling Empire, Legendary, Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, Nailed It!, Ridiculousness and The Challenge all landed two each. “Condragulations!” RuPaul said to several of his cast members while accepting the best reality cast prize. And judge Michelle Visage took the opportunity to ask audience members to support their local drag queens: “Now that all this is lifting and performances are open, bars are open and your drag brunches are open, please go and support your local queens,” she said. …

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The MTV Movie and TV Awards do not recognize Editing or Sound.

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