• RuPaul on How ‘Drag Race' Maintains an Outsider Edge Despite Mainstream Success

    1 month ago - By The Wrap

    This story about “RuPaul's Drag Race” first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap's Emmy magazine.
    “RuPaul's Drag Race” is bigger than it's ever been. In addition to record-setting ratings and a seemingly ubiquitous presence on social media, the 10th season of the VH1 reality-competition series bagged 12 Emmy nominations, including two for the tea-spilling aftershow “Untucked.”
    Not bad for a show whose host and executive producer - himself a two-time winner - once said he'd “rather have an enema than have an Emmy.”
    To RuPaul, a drag legend who has been working the runway for...
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  • Don't Tell Allison Janney She Could Make Emmy History: ‘Should I Change My Name?'

    1 month ago - By The Wrap

    A version of this story about Allison Janney first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap's Emmy magazine.
    Allison Janney could make history at the Emmys this year, but she doesn't want to hear about it.
    For starters, a win in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her role on “Mom” would be her eighth Emmy, tying her with Cloris Leachman and Julia Louis-Dreyfus for the most performing wins by an actress. (Her tally to date: four for “The West Wing,” one for “Masters of Sex” and two for “Mom.”)
    In addition, she could complete an Oscar-Emmy double play so rare that...
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  • ‘Good Place' Writer Megan Amram Wants an Emmy So Badly She Made a Whole Series About It

    1 month ago - By The Wrap

    A version of this story about Megan Amram first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap's Emmy magazine.
    Watching last year's Emmys, Megan Amram (whose day job is writing for “The Good Place”) decided that she could win one in the Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series category. So she filmed a web series, “An Emmy for Megan,” entirely about her desire to win an Emmy. So far, so good: She was nominated for two Emmys, one for acting and one for producing.
    Talking to her about this requires becoming her straight man.
    Congratulations. It would have been awful to...
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