Lily Tomlin, Alec Baldwin criticise Trump at Emmys

Kelvin Reese
September 20, 2017

Actor Alec Baldwin may want to rethink his open animosity of President Donald Trump.

The actor was also asked how many more episodes of Saturday Night Live-and searing parodies of the president-it might take before Trump resigns from office.

"I'm going to be available to do some of those shows this year", Baldwin said in the Emmy press room. "This will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys, period".

Colbert joked about Trump's multiple Emmy nominations but zero wins for his reality shows "The Apprentice" and "The Celebrity Apprentice", before he made a decision to run for the White House. It's the first time the show has made it to the podium for a series win since 1993, and only its third trip in a 40-year history.

"I suppose I should say - at long last, Mr. President, here is your Emmy", Baldwin, 59, said, referring to Trump's complaint during a presidential debate that the awards were rigged and he "should have gotten" the trophy when his show, "Celebrity Apprentice", was nominated in 2009.

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Kidman urged Hollywood to create better roles for women - "More great roles for women, please", Kidman said. The Saturday Night Live actress portrayed the former Democratic presidential nominee on the show opposite Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump.

"We did have a whole storyline about impeachment but we abandoned that because we were anxious that someone else might get to it first", said Louis-Dreyfus, accepting her trophy. Baldwin won in the category Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Earlier in the evening, Kate McKinnon was visibly emotional as she picked up the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series accolade for her portrayal of Trump's Democratic rival Hillary Clinton on "SNL".

"Big Little Lies", the HBO drama about domestic abuse roiling a group of friends, won the limited series competition. Prior to the election, on Oct 16, he tweeted: "Watched Saturday night Live hit job on me".

Britain's Riz Ahmed beat presumed front-runner Robert De Niro to take his first Emmy for his role as a man who falls foul of the US judicial system in HBO's crime limited series "The Night Of".

Waithe, who shared the best comedy writing award with "Master of None" co-creator Aziz Ansari, expressed gratitude to Emmy voters: "Thank you for embracing a little Indian boy from SC and a little queer black girl from the south side of Chicago".

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