Gold Derby can exclusively reveal that Leslie Jones is entering the “Saturday Night Live” episode hosted by Donald Glover as her Emmy submission for Best Comedy Supporting Actress. This installment aired May 5 and was the 19th episode of the 43rd season for the NBC show.
In this show, Jones appears in “Weekend Update” singing to the tune “Angel” about all the bad men she has dated, the cold open as Omarosa, and in a sketch about a “Star Wars” gathering hosted by Lando Calrissian (Glover).
Jones received her first nomination in this category last year but was defeated by “SNL” co-star Kate McKinnon. Both ladies return for the 2018 ceremony, and are up against another co-star, Aidy Bryant, previous winners Laurie Metcalf (“Roseanne”) and Megan Mullally (“Will and Grace”), past nominee Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), plus first-time contenders Zazie Beetz (“Atlanta”) and Betty Gilpin (“GLOW”).
For a complete list of all episode submissions announced so far, join our special discussion in the Gold Derby forums.
Be sure to make your Emmy predictions today so that Hollywood insiders can see how their TV shows and performers are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions as often as you like until just before winners are announced on September 17. Be sure to also predict winners for the Creative Arts ceremonies slated for September 8 and 9. And join in the fun debate over the 2018 Emmy taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our television forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.