The long-running NBC comedy series beat HBO’s A Black Lady Sketch Show. It takes SNL’s Emmy total to 86 wins.
(Update: some confusion as to the previous count of 81 as the Academy hadn’t previously included NBC’s Saturday Night, the show’s original title, in its win total).
Macdonald anchored Weekend Update for three and a half seasons and was on the show for five seasons between 1993 and 1998.
“Weekend Update has been part of SNL for 46 seasons and here I’d like to pay tribute to one of the best we ever had, Norm Macdonald,” said Michaels.
Michaels also talked about how the show coped during the pandemic and the election.
“We began our last season with six live election shows in a Covid bubble with everyone wearing masks and