Alec Baldwin is once again an Emmy Gold winner — and he has President Donald Trump to thank for the award.
On Sunday, Baldwin received the prestige award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of Donald Trump on the 2017 edition of “Saturday Night Live.” In his Emmy’s acceptance speech, Baldwin gave a shout-out to President Trump.
“I guess I should say, at long last, Mr. President, here is your Emmy.”
On Sunday, the Emmys, which are the most prestigious TV prizes in the world, were held this year for the 69th time at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. This time, however, the Emmys took a slight turn for the political.
Especially thanks to “Saturday Night Live”, the political satire show, which caused a sensation with its parodies of President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Both Alec Baldwin and Kate McKinnon won the awards for their Saturday Night Live performances as Trump and Clinton, respectively.
“Being part of this season of Saturday Night Live is the most meaningful thing I will ever do. Congratulations to our incredible cast,” says McKinnon, sobbing in her thanksgiving. “I thank Hillary Clinton for her grace and grit.”
The Emmy’s host Stephen Colbert also gave Trump and Baldwin a shout-out during his opening monologue. “If we’re honest with ourselves, the biggest TV star of the year is Donald Trump,” Colbert said. “We may not like it, but it’s true. And Alec Baldwin, obviously. You guys are neck and neck. And Alec, you’re up against a lot of neck.”
This is Baldwin’s third Emmy award, having previously won for lead actor in a comedy for his work as Jack Donaghy on the NBC sitcom “30 Rock.” Baldwin won the award in a highly competitive category. Other nominees for the award were Louie Anderson (“Baskets”), Ty Burrell (“Modern Family”), Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), Tony Hale (“Veep”) and Matt Walsh (“Veep”).
Ty Burrell, Tony Hale, and Louie Anderson were all previous winners in this category.
Baldwin’s recurring portrayals as President Trump on “Saturday Night Live” were weekly headline-makers, resulting in this “SNL” season to be one of the most-watched in years.
In total, “Saturday Night Live” won nine of the most important TV prizes in the world.