Alec Baldwin scores Emmy nomination for Trump on SNL
President Donald Trump may not be a fan of Alec Baldwin’s impersonation on Saturday Night Live, but it’s good enough for the Emmys.
Among the full list of 2017 Emmy nominations announced on Thursday was Baldwin, who earned a spot in the category for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. His Trump persona contributed to SNL‘s 22 total nominations, which tied with Westworld to lead all programs. Leslie Jones, Kate McKinnon, and Vanessa Bayer were nominated separately for supporting actress in a comedy series.
Baldwin debuted as Trump in the season 42 premiere, which aired during the 2016 presidential race, and he recently confirmed his return for season 43. The real Trump skewered his performance countless times along the way — mostly over social media.
Appearing on The Late Show in April, the actor told Stephen Colbert his secret to pulling off the perfect Trump impression. “You just pick a few things,” he said. “Like I’m sitting in the room and I’m going, ‘Left eyebrow up, right eyebrow down, shove your face like you’re trying to suck the chrome off the fender of a car.'”