It took Amy Poehler a long time to finally win an Emmy. At the September 10 Creative Arts Emmy Awards she won Best Comedy Guest Actress jointly with Tina Fey for co-hosting “Saturday Night Live.” But this came after 17 unsuccessful nominations between 2008 and 2015, including myriad bids for writing, producing and acting in “SNL,” “Parks and Recreation” and the Golden Globe Awards. That’s just one shy of Susan Lucci, who lost Best Actress for “All My Children” 18 times at the Daytime Emmys before finally winning on lucky number-19 in 1999.
To say the least Poehler’s overdue triumph made many of our forum posters very happy. Read some of their comments below, and click here to join the discussion in our forums:
Atypical: Yasssss AMY & TINA!!!
Sagand: Congrats to Amy Poehler finally winning half an Emmy. I expect a rule change next year to stop [two actors nominated jointly from] happening again.
Teridax: She won a FULL Emmy statuette for hosting as part of a famous duo! I think it’s clever what they did [submitting Poehler and Fey for Best Comedy Guest Actress jointly]. I wish Key and Peele had submitted for Comedy LEAD Actor as a duo as well!
Alex Meyer: I’m so happy Amy Poehler FINALLY has an Emmy. Although she should have won three or four Emmys by now.
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