Emmys: Kate McKinnon Wins Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Hillary Clinton later congratulated McKinnon on Twitter for her portrayal on 'SNL.'

Kate McKinnon won the Emmy for best supporting actress in a comedy series on Sunday night for Saturday Night Live.

The actress beat out Anna Chlumsky in Veep, Gaby Hoffmann in Transparent, Allison Janney in Mom, Judith Light in Transparent and Niecy Nash in Getting On.

McKinnon couldn't hold back her emotions as she tearfully accepted her first Emmy award. The SNL star thanked creator Lorne Michaels for "giving me the job of my life" and her father, who "made me start watching SNL when I was 12."

"I miss you, Pops," she ended her speech. McKinnon also thanked presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, both of whom she has impersonated on SNL. Clinton later congratulated McKinnon on Twitter.

Jimmy Kimmel hosted 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. The winners for the Creative Arts Emmys, which were handed out last weekend over two nights, can be found here.

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