Emmys: Adam Sandler Nominated for First 'SNL' Hosting Gig

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The comedian memorably paid tribute to his late co-star Chris Farley during his appearance.

Adam Sandler was nominated in the best guest actor in a comedy series category for his role as a guest host on Saturday Night Live for the upcoming 71st Emmy Awards. The comedian and former SNL star memorably paid tribute to his late co-star on the variety show Chris Farley during his appearance.

Sandler's role as host marked his first time back on the show since he departed as a castmember 24 years earlier. Sandler concluded his episode by paying tribute to Farley by singing a song about his past characters and sketches. The song included emotional lyrics about his kids watching old Farley bits. 

The nomination marks Sandler's fourth at the Emmys, though it is his first nod in an acting category. The comedian was previously nominated in the outstanding writing in a variety or music program category in 1991, 1992 and 1993 for his work on SNL.

While the musical tribute was praised by viewers, the song did not earn a nomination in the original music and lyrics category.

Another song featured on SNL was among the category's nominees, though. The song "The Upper East Side," which was performed by Leslie Jones during James McAvoy's episode, earned a nomination in the original music and lyrics category. Eli Brueggemann composed the music for the song, while Jones and Bryan Tucker wrote the lyrics.

The nominees for the 2019 Emmy Awards were announced during a press conference held at the Academy's Wolf Theatre in North Hollywood. Ken Jeong and D'Arcy Carden served as the announcers. The 71st Emmy Awards will take place Sunday, Sept. 22, at 8 p.m. ET. The ceremony will be broadcast on Fox.