The Emmy nominations were announced this morning (July 16) and we have some awesome news! Kate McKinnon has been nominated as Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Saturday Night Live. She shares the category with Sarah Goldberg, Sian Clifford, Olivia Colman, Betty Gilpin, Marin Hinkle, Alex Borstein, and Anna Chlumsky. SNL has also been nominated for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series. Congratulations on the nomination, Kate!
Category: Saturday Night Live
Kate McKinnon made an appearance as Louise from Payroll during a special Weekend Update feature created for the Red Nose Day Special that aired tonight on NBC. Watch the video below!
The season finale of SNL aired last night, hosted by Paul Rudd! Kate appeared in the cold open as Rudy Giuliani and in the following sketches: Close Encounter as her recurring character Ms. Rafferty, The View as Joy Behar and Ouija. Our gallery has been updated with episode stills and you can watch all the sketches below.
This morning, Kate McKinnon and the ‘SNL‘ cast (Kyle Mooney, Alex Moffat, Kenan Thompson, Melissa Villaseñor, Pete Davidson, Chris Redd) played a ‘Family Feud‘ sketch for the audience at the 2019 NBC Upfront. Kate was impersonating Mika Brzezinski. Check out photos from the event in our gallery!
The pitch came from NBCUniversal, which began its not-quite-two-hour upfront presentation with a focus on the reach that the portfolio offers from longtime sales chief Linda Yaccarino. But after heavy messaging about NBCU’s powerful “content, data and distribution” — among the stats: last year alone, the company invested $24 billion to produce and acquire content — the cast of Saturday Night Live was trotted out to remind those gathered at Radio City that NBCU is in the entertainment business.
In an upfront-themed installment of Family Feud, NBC News, featuring Morning Joe hosts Joe and Mika and Meet the Press host Chuck Todd, was pitted against NBC Entertainment, led by Sterling K. Brown, Jennifer Lopez and Mr. Robot star Rami Malek, all played by SNL talent. Chris Redd scored the most laughs as This Is Us Emmy winner Brown, who instilled his answers with over-the-top earnestness and heavy emotion; though Pete Davidson as a “creepy,” affect-free Malek and Kate McKinnon, as an overtly sexual Brzezinski, were a close second — at least in the nosebleeds.
Whoever wrote the bit was also eager for Kenan Thompson, playing Steve Harvey as he has so many times before, to mock the comedian’s persona non grata status at NBC. (His NBCU-distributed talk show was officially canceled last week, days before the broadcast net announced a new version of Little Big Shots would see Melissa McCarthy grabbing his hosting gig.)
“It turns out I’ve got a medical condition that prevents me from saying no,” said Thompson, as Harvey. “I’ve got to wrap this up because I’ve got an Uber pool in 20 minutes.”Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Emma Thompson made her SNL debut as a host last night! Kate appeared in the cold open as Lindsey Graham and in the following sketches: Cinema Classics, Judge Court, Bad Girl Talk Show, Continuity Errors, and Twinning Extremes (cut for time). Our gallery has been updated with episode stills and all the sketches can be seen below!
Kate McKinnon and Emma Thompson appear in a new SNL promo for this week’s episode. In the video, Kate gives Emma an SNL tour. The Jonas Brothers also appear during the promo. Watch it below and check out screen captures in our gallery!