McCarthy Wins Emmy for SNL Hosting, Spicer Impression

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Melissa McCarthy won an Emmy award Sunday for her guest performance this year on Saturday Night Live, which featured her popular portrayal of Sean Spicer as the White House's unhinged press secretary.

McCarthy won the award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series at the Creative Arts Awards. The actress hosted the NBC sketch show on May 13 but also appeared in several other episodes playing "Spicey" and showing his often acrimonious interactions with the White House press corps.

The portrayal of Spicer by a woman reportedly bothered President Donald Trump.

Comedian Dave Chappelle took home the Outstanding Guest Actor Emmy for his SNL hosting performance on Nov. 12, the first show after Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton.

USA Today reports that the creative arts ceremony, which was split between Saturday and Sunday, honors technical and other achievements. Next Sunday's ceremony will air on CBS and be hosted by comedian and "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert.

Unfortunately for SNL, Spicer resigned as press secretary in July, so if McCarthy renews her impression, it will be of him as a private citizen.

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