‘SNL’ will go 2-for-2 in the comedy guest Emmy races again, readers predict

Emmy nominations aren’t out yet, but our readers believe you can start engraving the comedy guest acting trophies now: 54 percent think “Saturday Night Live” will sweep both categories for the third time.

“SNL” alums Tina Fey and Bill Hader are the frontrunners to take home Best Comedy Guest Actress and Best Comedy Guest Actor, according to our combined odds. Fey had topped the list well before she hosted the star-studded season finale, which was last weekend. Hader, meanwhile, hosted one of the best episodes in the season in March.

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As Gold Derby exclusively revealed, both will be on the Emmy ballot. But Hader will have a lot more “internal” competition than Fey: “SNL” is submitting eight hopefuls for comedy guest actor, including Robert De Niro, who made cameos and never hosted this season, but it’s only entering Fey and Saoirse Ronan for comedy guest actress.

Nine-time Emmy champ Fey has twice won her category, in 2009 and shared with Amy Poehler in 2016. A third victory would give her the category record. Hader has a producing Emmy for “South Park,” but has never won for acting. He could be a double nominee this year, as he’s in sixth place in our Best Comedy Actor odds for “Barry.” “SNL” swept both categories in 2009 (Justin Timberlake) and last year with Melissa McCarthy and Dave Chappelle.

Eighteen percent of our readers think “SNL” will only triumph for guest actress, while 15 percent are betting on one win in guest actor. The remaining 13 percent think it won’t win either. Since “SNL” was allowed to compete here nine years ago, the show has won at least one of the comedy guest races every year except 2013 and 2015.

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