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Alec Baldwin Bags Emmy For Trump Impersonation

By: IANS | September 18, 2017

Actor Alec Baldwin walked away with the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series trophy at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards here for his portrayal of US President Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live".

After accepting his first Emmy since 2009, Baldwin began his speech by saying: "I suppose I should say, at long last, Mr. President, here is your Emmy."

He said in response to the September 17 awards ceremony's host Stephen Colbert's opening monologue.

The host had joked about Hollywood not giving Trump an Emmy for his show "The Apprentice".

"Bet he wouldn't have run for president" if he had won the award, said Colbert.

Baldwin continued with his speech where he said: "I always remember once someone told me that 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 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, and for all of you out there in motion pictures and television, don't stop doing what you're doing. The audience is counting on you," he said to the crowd that consisted of stars like Robert De Niro, Oprah Winfrey and Kevin Spacey.
Baldwin, who had won Emmy in 2008 and 2009 for his portrayal of Jack Donaghy on "30 Rock", defeated Louie Anderson, Tituss Burgess, Ty Burrell and Tony Hale and Matt Walsh to win the honour.

"Saturday Night Live", known for its parodies specifically US politics, received more awards at the ceremony.

Kate McKinnon won an Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series, Dave Chappelle bagged the Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series, Melissa McCarthy walked away with the Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series honour, Outstanding Production Design For Variety, Nonfiction, Reality Or Reality-Competition Programming award also went to the show as well as the Outstanding Variety Sketch Series, Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series and Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic) awards.

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