Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy are already Emmy winners a week before the Primetime Emmy Awards are set to take place.
Chappelle and McCarthy earned the best guest actor and actress on a comedy series for their guest appearances on “Saturday Night Live,” during which they both played heavily off of politics. (RELATED: No Chance The Emmys Will Get Political With These Presenters)
Chapelle served as host of the first episode of “SNL,” which came just after the conclusion of the presidential election. McCarthy hosted the show later in the season, delivering an impersonation of then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
The two Emmy winners were announced at the Creative Arts Awards on Sunday, which serve as a precursor to the big show next Sunday. Neither Chappelle nor McCarthy were present to accept the awards.
The 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air on CBS at 8 p.m. on September 17.
“Saturday Night Live” and HBO’s hit series, “Westworld” lead the field with 22 Emmy nominations each.