Emmys 2019: 'Saturday Night Live' wins Outstanding Variety Sketch Series
SNL won the same award in 2017 and 2018. The show holds the record for most Emmy nominations
The award for Outstanding Variety Series was given to 'Saturday Night Live' has won numerous Emmy Awards and holds the record for most nominations.
The award was presented by Randall Park ('Fresh Off The Boat') and Anthony Anderson ('Black-ish') at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, who weirdly walked on to the stage to the 'Game of Thrones' background score. The nominations included 'At Home with Amy Sedaris', 'Documentary Now!', 'Drunk History', 'I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman', 'Saturday Night Live', and 'Who Is America?'.
The sketch comedy series also won the same award in 2017 and 2018. Lorne Michaels accepted the award. Michaels thanked the Academy and the cast and crew.
The episode that was submitted for the award was one hosted by Adam Sandler, his first appearance in 24 years. Michaels talked about Sandler's tribute to late 'SNL' cast member Chris Farley, about everyone from the cameraman to the boom operator tearing up, calling it "a very, very chilling moment and very powerful". Michaels credited "those kind of moments" for the show going into its 45th season.
'Saturday Night Live' also won Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series. Don Roy King also won for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series for the comedy series.