The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert, are airing live on CBS from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles

By Char Adams
September 17, 2017 08:34 PM
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Live from the Emmys, it’s Kate McKinnon!

The Saturday Night Live star took home the award for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series at Sunday’s ceremony for her tour de force on the iconic late night sketch comedy show.

McKinnon memorably played Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on the late night show — often sparring with Alec Baldwin‘s portrayal of Donald Trump.

McKinnon, 33, said during her acceptance speech that “being part of this season of SNL is the most meaningful thing I will ever do.”

She also thanked Clinton “for your grace and grit.”

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She beat out competitors including Vanessa Bayer (Saturday Night Live), Anna Chlumsky, (Veep), Kathryn Hahn, (Transparent), Leslie Jones, (SNL), Judith Light, (Transparent) and Kate McKinnon (SNL).

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The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Stephen Colbert, are airing live on CBS from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.