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The win marks the NBC show’s 23rd nomination and fourth win in the category, though it is the first time SNL has won back-to-back.
The show’s creator, Lorne Michaels — who also serves as an executive producer on the Emmys — accepted the award.
“Working on this show over the last month or so, when you’re urging everyone to talk for a very short time, it would be wrong for me to talk at length,” Michaels said. “So let me just say, I love my job and I love the people that I work with, and that in 1975 when we started, there were a lot of articles for most of that decade about how the networks wouldn’t be around much longer, and here we are, it’s 2018 and we’re the Emmys and we’re on NBC.”
SNL beat out At Home With Amy Sedaris, Drunk History, Portlandia, Tracey Ullman’s Show and I Love You, America. The show also took home Emmys for directing for a variety series and guest actress in a comedy series for Tiffany Haddish, among others.
Michael Che and Colin Jost co-hosted the 70th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which aired live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on NBC.
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