'These are my people,' she said of her 'SNL' costars

By Nick Romano
September 17, 2017 at 09:04 PM EDT
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The 2017 Emmys was a bit of a bittersweet moment for Saturday Night Live‘s Vanessa Bayer. The comedienne celebrated the sketch comedy show’s award nominations with her now-former costars Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson, Bobby Moynihan, Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney, and Mikey Day. But she also recalled her emotional final episode earlier this year.

“It’s just been so much fun and it’s just exciting,” Bayer said of her time on SNL to E! News. She added, “So many people from SNL are here and they’re my family.”

Bayer officially left SNL after seven seasons with this year’s season finale, which was hosted by Dwayne Johnson. She recalled “just crying” as she looked at a photo of her castmates lifting her up in the air. “[There was] just so much love in that room,” she said. “These are my people.”

SNL was already a winner heading into the Emmys on Sunday, thanks in part to Melissa McCarthy’s impersonation of now-former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Bayer earned herself a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series, though McKinnon walked away with the category’s statuette.

Alec Baldwin later won for his Trump persona in Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series.

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