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Tiffany Haddish took home the award for best guest actress in a comedy during Saturday night’s Creative Emmy Awards. She won the honor for her turn as the guest host on NBC’s Saturday Night Live, which aired in November.
The award marks the comedian’s first win at the Emmys. Haddish made history by becoming the first black female stand-up comedian to host SNL.
It was later announced that Katt Williams won in the the best guest actor in a comedy series category for his role as Willie in the season two episode of FX’s Atlanta titled “Alligator Man.” The nod marks Williams’ first award at the Emmys.
During the SNL episode for which she was honored, Haddish addressed the industry-wide spate of sexual misconduct allegations that were coming out at the time during her opening monologue. During a part that she referred to as “Tiff’s Tips,” the comedienne gave the male viewers some advice. “Listen, fellas, listen. If you got your thing-thing out and she’s got all her clothes on, you’re wrong. You’re in the wrong. Wait until she takes her own clothes off, then pull your thing-thing out,” she said.
Haddish also introduced a memorable character called Boo Boo Jeffries in the sketch “Tournament Fighter.” The character does not like fighting, but is forced into a video game that forces her to fight. Haddish showed off her physical comedy skills by displaying a number of jerky movements.
The actress was up against Tina Fey, Jane Lynch, Maya Rudolph, Molly Shannon and Wanda Sykes for the best guest actress in a comedy award.
Williams, meanwhile, won for his appearance on Atlanta as Willie, father to Al (Brian Tyree Henry) and uncle to Earn (Donald Glover). The character owns an alligator named Coach, which inspired the title for the installment. On the episode, Willie holds his partner Yvonne hostage after $50 goes missing.
Williams beat out Sterling K. Brown, Bryan Cranston, Donald Glover, Bill Hader and Lin-Manuel Miranda for the award.
The best guest actor and best guest actress awards were handed out during Saturday’s ceremony at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.
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