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Queer Eye won the best reality TV Emmy 14 years after the original

Jonathan Van Ness slayed the red carpet, of course

Queer Eye absolutely cleaned up at last night’s 70th Emmy Awards show, scooping its first Emmy 14 years after the original show did. The Netflix reboot brought a new generation of Fab Five forward after Bravo’s Queer Eye for the Straight Guy ended in 2007, and gave us laughs, tears, and posi vibes.

It was nominated for four categories, and won three of them: Outstanding Structured Reality Program, Outstanding Picture Editing for a Structured or Competition Reality Program, and Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program. The show dropped its second season not too long ago, and saw the Fab Five take on a transgender client and a woman for the very first time. Netflix has already confirmed a third season is on the way.

The original show was a major phenomenon, airing first in 2003. It was also extremely relevant, airing before the state of Massachusetts became the first state in the U.S to recognise same-sex marriage. When the new version arrived on Netflix, it was nominated for an award at the same time that same-sex marriage was recognised in the whole country.  

The Queer Eye team didn’t just slay on stage, but dominated the red carpet. Jonathan Van Ness nailed an all black outfit with a sheer blouse, bejewelled skirt and high heels boots. The rest of the team – Karamo Brown, Antoni Porowski, Bobby Berk and Tan France – went for classic tuxes and suits. 

The third season has just launched into production in Kansas City, Missouri, with all five co-hosts returning. Antoni, the resident food and wine expert, also has a cookbook and a fast-casual food restaurant in the works.

If you haven’t given a chance to the show, make sure to catch up before the third season comes out in 2019.