No one has been nominated for more Best Comedy Guest Actress Emmys in the last decade than Tina Fey. Since “Saturday Night Live” hosts were allowed to compete in the category nine years ago, Fey has tallied seven nominations — the second most in the category after Cloris Leachman, whose eight nominations span from 1975 to 2011. Should Fey win for a third time come September for yet another “SNL” stint, she’d become the category’s most awarded performer.
Fey won her first guest Emmy in 2009, thanks almost entirely to her iconic Sarah Palin impersonation on “SNL,” which she resurrected when she hosted in May. In 2016, she picked up her second, a shared victory with “SNL” co-host Amy Poehler, who at long last won her first Emmy. Fey is one of seven two-time Best Comedy Guest Actress champs, which includes Leachman, Colleen Dewhurst, Kathryn Joosten, Jean Smart, Tracy Ullman and Betty White.
Fey is currently in third place in our odds, trailing fellow “SNL” host Tiffany Haddish and Jane Lynch (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), and ahead of Molly Shannon (“Will & Grace”), Maya Rudolph (“The Good Place”) and Wanda Sykes (“Black-ish”).
She is certainly not unbeatable when she’s up for “SNL.” Of Fey’s four losses, three have been for “SNL” and the fourth was for “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”; only one of those “SNL” losses was to another “SNL” host, White, in 2010. Like Haddish, White was also having a red-hot moment at that time.
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