WASHINGTON: American comic Dave Chappelle has gained the Best Comedy Guest Actor Emmy for internet hosting a post-election episode of ‘Saturday Night Live’ (SNL).
As per Variety, this was one in every of 4 Emmys for which he was nominated this yr. The different three have been all for his Netflix stand-up comedy particular ‘8:46’. While he misplaced the range particular directing and selection particular writing awards to Bo Burnham for ‘Bo Burnham: Inside’, the outcomes of the range particular (pre-recorded) race are nonetheless to be introduced, in the course of the September 19 ceremony.
This is Chappelle’s second win within the visitor comedy actor class, however his fifth Emmy win total.
He beforehand took the trophy on this class in 2017 for his first time internet hosting the late-night NBC sketch comedy present. He additionally has a number of selection particular (pre-recorded) statues for stand-up specials ‘Equanimity’ in 2018 and ‘Stick & Stones’ in 2020, the latter for which he additionally earned a spread particular writing Emmy.
Chappelle’s win additionally marks the second yr in a row an ‘SNL’ host has gained this class. Last yr Eddie Murphy was the victor.
To bag this trophy, Chappelle topped different ‘SNL’ hosts Daniel Kaluuya and Dan Levy, in addition to Alec Baldwin, who was nominated for enjoying former US President Donald Trump in the identical ‘SNL’ episode Chappelle hosted, and Morgan Freeman, who was nominated for showing as himself on ‘The Kominsky Method’.
‘Saturday Night Live’ is proving to nonetheless be a Television Academy darling. It picked up 21 nominations total this yr, and to this point has seven wins. Many of the nominations got here in the identical class, so its wins whole was inevitably going to be considerably decrease than its nominations tally.
In addition to Chappelle’s win; selection collection directing (for the Chappelle-hosted episode); modern (non-prosthetic) selection, nonfiction, actuality make-up; modern selection, nonfiction, actuality hairstyling; selection collection lighting design/path; and selection/actuality manufacturing design.