'Veep' top comedy winner at Emmys

Reuters
Los Angeles, CA, United States Published: Sep 18, 2017, 10:40 AM(IST)

'I suppose I should say, 'At long last, Mr President, here is your Emmy,' Baldwin said, referring to Trump's frequent complaints that he was never honoured for his reality series 'Celebrity Apprentice'. Photograph:( AFP )

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Other new faces included Donald Glover, the best comedy actor and also director for his hip-hop themed show "Atlanta."

Political comedy "Veep" won the top comedy prize at the Emmy awards on Sunday (September 17), but satirical sketch show "Saturday Night Live" won the most Emmys overall on the back of a season of Donald Trump spoofs.

SNL's nine Emmys included best variety sketch series, and acting nods for actress Kate McKinnon and for Melissa McCarthy's turn as former White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

Alec Baldwin won the comedy supporting actor Emmy for his withering impersonations of Trump for "Saturday Night Live."

Other new faces included Donald Glover, the best comedy actor and also director for his hip-hop themed show "Atlanta."

Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her sixth consecutive Emmy for playing a female egotistical presidential candidate on HBO's "Veep," one of the few repeat winners.

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