Kate McKinnon praised Hillary Clinton for her “grace and grit” during an acceptance speech at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday.
The 33-year-old “Saturday Night Live” star won Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her portrayal of Clinton.
“Being part of this season of Saturday Night Live was the most meaningful thing that I will ever do,” McKinnon said. “So I should just probably stop now. Congratulations to our incredible cast. Thank you to our crew, and thank you to our amazing writers.”
“It’s all about the writing, you guys,” she added. “On a personal note, I want to say thank you to Hillary Clinton for your grace and grit.”
Earlier in the show, Alec Baldwin won Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his portrayal of President Donald Trump during the prior “SNL” season.
“I suppose I should say, at long last, Mr. President, here is your Emmy,” the 59-year-old actor said after accepting his award. “I want to thank my wife. My wife and I had three children in three years, and we didn’t have a child last year during the ‘SNL’ season. I wonder if there is a correlation there. All you men out there, you put that orange wig on, it’s birth control, trust me.”
“I always remember someone told me when you die you don’t remember a bill that Congress passed or a decision the Supreme Court made, or an address made by the president,” Baldwin added. “You remember a song, you remember a line from a movie, you remember a play, you remember a book, a painting, a poem. What we do is important.”