Emmys: RuPaul Lands First-Ever Nomination

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RuPaul Drag Race Key Art - H 2013

After eight seasons, he scored a nom for best reality host.

RuPaul scored his first-ever Emmy nom on Thursday morning.

The host of the Logo reality series RuPaul's Drag Race landed a nomination for best host of a reality or reality-competition program.

RuPaul will vie with American Idol's Ryan Seacrest, Dancing With the Stars' Tom Bergeron, Hollywood Game Night's Jane Lynch, Little Big Shots' Steve Harvey and Project Runway's Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn for the honor.

"I dedicate this nomination to outsiders everywhere," RuPaul said in a statement after the noms were announced. "Brave souls who, against all odds, stick to their dreams and make the world a more colorful place. On behalf of those people — my tribe — I am so grateful."

RuPaul's Drag Race also scored another nom: Zaldy Goco was cited for best costumes for a variety, nonfiction or reality program. Nominated in the category as well are Dancing With the Stars, Grease: Live, Saturday Night Live and The Wiz Live!

The show just wrapped its eighth season on Logo.

The 68th annual Primetime Emmy Awards airs Sept. 18 live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.