Melissa McCarthy Wins Emmy for Playing Sean Spicer

She won Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her role as Spicer on ‘Saturday Night Live.’

September 11, 2017 3:54 pm
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Melissa McCarthy as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer during 'Spicer Returns' in Studio 8H on May 13, 2017 (Photo by: Will Heath/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Melissa McCarthy won an Emmy this weekend for her impression of former White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Saturday Night Live. She took home Best Actress in a Comedy Series at the Emmy’s creative arts awards on Sunday, reports The Hill.

McCarthy’s impression of Spicer was memorable. She drove an inflatable podium through the streets of New York and threatened to run journalists over with it. She also harassed journalists by squirting them with a water gun. The Hill writes that SNL said goodbye to McCarthy’s impression when Spicer resigned in July, and writes that McCarthy was a “big hit.”

Spicer himself disagreed though, saying that the impression was over the line, and it was not funny. Instead, he called it “stupid” and “malicious.”

You can watch a clip of McCarthy’s award-winning performance below.


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