"Big Fan" Hillary Clinton Congratulates Kate McKinnon on Her Emmys Win
McKinnon, who impersonates Clinton on 'Saturday Night Live,' took home the trophy for best supporting actress in a comedy series on Sunday night.
Hillary Clinton watched her onscreen alter ego accept an Emmy on Sunday night.
When Kate McKinnon won the trophy for best supporting actress in a comedy series for Saturday Night Live, the comedian thanked the Democratic presidential candidate, whom she famously portrays on the sketch show, in her emotional acceptance speech.
After thanking SNL creator Lorne Michaels and the show's crew, cast and writers, McKinnon listed a slew of names including Ellen DeGeneres and Clinton, which got a big laugh from the crowd.
Shortly after the televised moment, Clinton took to Twitter to wish McKinnon congratulations, saying she is a "big fan of yours, too."
Congratulations on your Emmy, Kate! Big fan of yours, too. pic.twitter.com/w00QO1GwyH— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 19, 2016
DeGeneres also posted about McKinnon, saying she deserved it and not just because she thanked her in the speech.
Kate McKinnon! I'm so happy for you. You deserve it and so much more. And not just because you thanked me. #Emmys— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) September 19, 2016
The actress beat out Veep's Anna Chlumsky, Transparent's Gaby Hoffmann, Mom's Allison Janney, Transparent's Judith Light and Getting On's Niecy Nash.
Jimmy Kimmel is hosting the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards, airing live on ABC from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. A complete list of winners can be found here.