'SNL,''Big Little Lies,' 'Handmaid's Tale' rule at Trump-flavored Emmys


Alec Baldwin won an Emmy today for his biting impersonation of Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live and, taking a fresh jab, reminded the president that he never won himself.

"At long last, Mr. President, here is your Emmy", Baldwin said.

But Baldwin wasn't done. Earlier he had won the award for lead actor in comedy, back to back in 2008 and 2009 for playing Jack Donaghy in 30 Rock. "He's the reason I'm probably up here", Glover said, acknowledging the entertainment industry's and the Emmys' tilt toward the nonstop political under President Donald Trump. "We did have a whole storyline about an impeachment, but we abandoned that because we were anxious that someone else might get to it first", Louis-Dreyfus said. Thank you to Steve for giving me a lot of encouragement. The show also won awards for writing, directing and for supporting actress Ann Dowd for a total of 8.

Melissa McCarthy was honoured at last weekend's creative arts Emmys as best guest actress for her "SNL" work, including portraying Sean Spicer.

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Colbert joked about Trump's multiple Emmy nominations but zero wins for his reality shows "The Apprentice" and "The Celebrity Apprentice", before he made a decision to run for the White House.

The actor said the Saturday Night Live role has allowed him to act as a "conduit" for outraged Americans.

Then he compared the ratings of Emmy award show to the unimpressive size of the presidential inauguration crowd, saying: "We have no way of knowing how big our audience is". "We look forward to picking up where we left off", Baldwin said. Trump brought up that perception most recently during a campaign debate against Hillary Clinton. Despite his old claim that he would not return as Donald Trump in another episode of the acclaimed production, Baldwin recently announced he would reprise his role as the chief-in-command during the 43rd season.

Riz Ahmed has become the first man of Asian descent to win an acting award at the Emmys. Heading into Sunday, SNL had won the top variety prize since 1993 - prior to the category's split between sketch and talk.