Emmys: Lizzo picks up best reality contest award for Watch Out For The Big Grrrls

Singer Lizzo has won her first Emmy for her hit show Watch Out For The Big Grrrls at a ceremony in Los Angeles.

The star won in a category dominated in recent years by RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Lizzo was tearful as she collected her award, saying: “When I was a little girl, all I wanted to see was me in the media. Someone fat like me, black like me, beautiful like me.”

The show offers plus-size dancers the chance to compete to join the About Damn Time singer on tour.

Series including Ozark, Dopesick, White Lotus and Ted Lasso have also picked up prizes.

For the second year in a row, Jason Sudeikis won best leading actor in a comedy series for playing the titular football coach in Ted Lasso.

His success was mirrored by his British co-star Brett Goldstein, who won best supporting actor in a comedy series for playing Sudeikis’s assistant coach Roy Kent for the second year running.

Fellow Brit Matthew MacFadyen won best supporting actor for his portrayal of ambitious interloper Tom…

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