Break out the Alexander McQueen dress! Tiffany Haddish won Best Comedy Guest Actress for “Saturday Night Live” at Saturday’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
The first black female stand-up comedian to host “SNL,” Haddish was our odds-on favorite to take home her first career Emmy after her breakout year that also included “Girls Trip,” her TBS series “The Last O.G.,” publishing her memoir “The Last Black Unicorn,” announcing the Oscar nominations and presenting at the Oscars, being named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People, and hosting the MTV Movie and TV Awards.
In her hosting stint, Haddish opened with a killer monologue in which she wore the same white Alexander McQueen dress she had worn to the “Girls Trip” premiere because she spent $4,000 on it and she was going to get every bang out of her buck. She has since worn it to the Oscars and the MTV Movie and TV Awards.
Haddish beat Jane Lynch (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), Tina Fey (“SNL”), Molly Shannon (“Will & Grace”), Maya Rudolph (“The Good Place”) and Wanda Sykes (“Black-ish”). A four-time Emmy winner, Lynch was hot on Haddish’s heels in recent weeks but ultimately fell short.
This is the fifth time and third year in a row “SNL” has won this category since “SNL” hosts were ruled eligible to compete here nine years ago. Fey won in 2009 and in 2016, the latter of which was shared with Amy Poehler. Betty White triumphed in 2010 and Melissa McCarthy prevailed last year, thanks to her Sean Spicer impersonation.
Haddish’s victory also prevented Fey from becoming the category’s first three-time champ. Fey is currently in a tie with Cloris Leachman, Colleen Dewhurst, Kathryn Joosten, Jean Smart, Tracy Ullman and Betty White.