Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have won Emmy gold as Saturday Night Live hosts. They were honoured jointly in the best guest actresses in a comedy series category at Saturday’s creative arts Emmy ceremony.
Fey and Poehler won as co-hosts of 2015’s Christmas episode on SNL. The pair didn’t attend the Los Angeles event, and Bob Newhart accepted the Emmy on their behalf.
The Emmy was the first for Poehler but part of a collection for Fey. She’s won eight times before, including acting and writing trophies.
Peter Scolari was another first-time Emmy winner: He captured the best guest actor in a comedy series award for Girls, in which he plays dad to star Lena Dunham.
Scolari became a contender after another nominee, Peter MacNicol of Veep, was found to be ineligible because he had appeared in half of the series’ episodes, more than permitted for the category.
“Well, I’d just talked myself out of it, too,” he said in his acceptance speech.
On the drama series side, Hank Azaria was honoured as best guest actor for Ray Donovan and Margo Martindale of The Americans won as best guest actress.
Watch Amy Poehler monologue Anxiety Dream on Saturday Night Live:
Diane Warren won the Emmy for best original music and lyrics for Til It Happens to You, Lady Gaga’s song from the documentary The Hunting Ground, about campus rape. The song also was an Oscar and Grammy nominee.
The other winners
— Commercial: Love Has No Labels, Ad Council
— Music composition for a series (original dramatic score): Mr. Robot (episode one), USA
— Music composition for a limited series, movie or special (original dramatic score): The Night Manager (episode two), HBO
— Casting for a drama series: Game of Thrones, HBO.
— Casting for a limited series, movie or a special: The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, FX Networks
— Casting for a comedy series: Veep, HBO
— Costumes for a period fantasy series, limited series or movie: Game of Thrones, HBO
— Costumes for a contemporary series, limited series or movie: American Horror Story: Hotel, FX Networks
— Social TV experience: @Midnight with Chris Hardwick, Comedy Central
— Special visual effects: Game of Thrones, HBO
— Special visual effects in a supporting role: Sherlock: The Abominable Bride, PBS