Gold Derby can exclusively reveal that Kate McKinnon is entering the “Saturday Night Live” episode hosted by Dave Chappelle as her Emmy submission for Best Comedy Supporting Actress. This installment of the NBC program aired November 12 and was the 6th episode of the 42nd season. In this segment, McKinnon famously opened the show as defeated Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton singing the late Leonard Cohen‘s haunting song “Hallelujah.” She also appeared as a sassy version of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on “Weekend Update” and as recurring character Sheila Sovage picking up Chappelle late night at a bar.
McKinnon is the defending champion for this category at the Emmys. For this year’s race, she is taking on “SNL” co-stars Vanessa Bayer and Leslie Jones, returning nominees Anna Chlumsky (“Veep”) and Judith Light (“Transparent”), and rookie contender Kathryn Hahn (“Transparent”).
Before prevailing in 2016, McKinnon had additional supporting nominations in 2014 and 2015. She also had a bid for Best Original Music and Lyrics in 2014 for the tune “Home for the Holidays (Twin Bed).”
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