Melissa McCarthy’s memorable impersonation of former press secretary Sean Spicer on “Saturday Night Live” earned her an Emmy award on Sunday for best comedy actress in a comedy series.
According to the Associated Press, Emmy’s creative arts awards are a precursor to the main awards show next weekend.
McCarthy’s impersonation of Spicer, which has seen her driving a podium through New York City, firing a water gun at reporters and repeatedly threatening to run them over with the podium, drew praise from industry insiders.
SNL bid farewell to McCarthy’s impression in July by featuring her best moments, following Spicer’s resignation. The former press secretary announced his departure after President Trump named Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.
However, Spicer was reportedly not a fan of the hit impersonation, saying it sometimes came off as “malicious.”
“I think that there were some parts of it that were funny, but there’s a lot of it that was over the line,” Spicer told Fox News’ Sean Hannity. “It wasn’t funny. It was stupid, or silly, or malicious.”
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