Gold Derby can exclusively reveal that Cecily Strong is entering the “Saturday Night Live” episode “Host: Eddie Murphy” as her 2020 Emmy Awards submission for Best Comedy Supporting Actress. This program aired December 21 and was the 10th of the 45th season for the NBC show.
In this installment, Strong plays Judge Jeanine Pirro from Fox News on Weekend Update, presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard at a debate and a holiday baking championship contestant.
Strong is celebrating her first ever Emmy nomination. For this 2020 contest, she is competing against co-star Kate McKinnon, reigning champ Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), past nominees Betty Gilpin (“GLOW”) and Marin Hinkle (“Maisel”), plus rookie contenders D’Arcy Carden (“The Good Place”), Annie Murphy (“Schitt’s Creek”) and Yvonne Orji (“Insecure”).
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