Saturday Night Live wins Outstanding Variety Sketch Series at 2018 Emmys

Danny Woods
September 18, 2018

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"It's about a woman who's finding her voice anew, and it's one of the things that's happening all over the country now", she said.

Coming off its 2017 win, the series took home the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series during Monday's 70th annual Emmy Awards.

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"We solved it!" sang a line-up of celebrities, giving themselves a tongue-in-cheek pat on the back for the strides television has made for women, people of color, and gay men and women compared to the movie industry.

We're running through the night with the latest news from the 2018 Emmy Awards, hosted by Saturday Night Live writers Colin Jost and Michael Che at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

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Darren Criss also won for The Assassination of Gianni Versace as he collected the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie. "It's because I want to call you my wife", Weiss said.

"I don't even believe in God, but I am going to thank her tonight", Newton said. The long-running NBC sketch show, already the top Emmy victor ever with 71, won again for best variety sketch series.

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