President Trump Becomes an Emmy Punching Bag

Alec Baldwin Wins Award For Trump Impersonation

“You can’t deny that every show was influenced by Donald Trump in some way,” Mr. Colbert said in his opening monologue. This statement is more than true when it comes to Alec Baldwin’s performance in Saturday Night Live.

After Mr. Colbert razzed President Trump for never winning an Emmy for “Celebrity Apprentice,” Alec Baldwin, who won best supporting actor in a comedy for his portrayal of Mr. Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” picked up the theme.

“I suppose I should say at long last, Mr. President, here is your Emmy,” he said.

Other Noteworthy Emmy Moments

Outside of the presidental humor, the Emmy’s were full of noteworhty moments from start to finish. Donald Glover and Lena Waithe both made history with their wins. Mr. Glover was the first African-American to win in the best comedy series director category for “Atlanta”. Ms. Waithe is the first African-American woman to win in the best comedy series writer category. (She shared the award with “Master of None” series star and co-creator Aziz Ansari.)

Saturday Night Live did very well as they always do following an election year. Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon and Alec Baldwin all won for their political impressions. Ms. McKinnon even thanked Hillary Clinton in her acceptance speech. Dave Chappelle won for his guest hosting on the first “S.N.L.” after the election.

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