Creative Arts Emmys: 'SNL' hosts Melissa McCarthy, Dave Chappelle wins guest acting awards

Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy won best guest actor and actress in a comedy series Emmys for hosting Saturday Night Live.

McCarthy also notably portrayed now-former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer on the show on several occasions, winning raves for her impersonation.

She brought out the character for her May 13 hosting gig, which marked her fifth time hosting the show. As Spicer, she poked fun at the firing of FBI director James Comey and Spicer's alleged hiding behind a bush during the ensuing press conference. 

Aidy Bryant stepped to the press podium as Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Spicer's stand-in, where she stated she did not know where Spicer was. A reporter then noted that he was "hiding in the bushes" outside the window — and there was McCarthy, peering through the glass.

Before the press conference could continue under Bryant, McCarthy crashed through the window, blasting the press pool with a fire extinguisher, to take over the conference.

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Laverne Cox attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Laverne Cox attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Angela Bassett attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Alexis Bledel attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Niecy Nash attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actor Matthew Rhys attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actor Reid Scott attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Kathryn Hahn attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani attend the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actor Courtney B. Vance and actress Angela Bassett attend the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actor Ty Burrell attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Shannon Purser attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Wendi McLendon-Covey attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Becky Ann Baker attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Melanie Lynskey attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actor Martin Starr attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: (L-R) Actors Jama Williamson, Lance Lim, Ricardo Hurtado, Breanna Yde, Tony Cavalero, Jade Pettyjohn and Aidan Miner attend the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actor Brian Tyree Henry attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Kether Donohue attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Gerald McRaney and Delta Burke attend the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actor BD Wong attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Maz Jobrani attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actor Stephen Tobolowsky attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Sibley Scoles attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actor Jason Ritter attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actor John Michael Higgins attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Kelsey Scott attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Lauren Lapkus attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Rachel Montez Minor (L) and Rickey Minor attend day 2 of the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Julie Berghoff attends day 2 of the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Paul Witten (L) and Jane Lynch attend day 2 of the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Alison Wright attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Michele Dougherty attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actor Jermaine Fowler attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Nora Felder attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Costume designer Patricia McLaughlin attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Todd Drootin (L) and Kerri Drootin attend the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Cinematographer Colin Watkinson (L) and Jo Watkinson attend the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Actress Natalia Cordova-Buckley attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 10: Graphic designer Arisu Kashiwagi (L) and Tamal Kashiwagi attend the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 10, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
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First, she was asked about Trump's mental state. "If he's crazy, he's crazy like a fox with mental problems," McCarthy replied.

A reporter from the pool then asked McCarthy about the hot topic: Russian collusion. "Let me just put this whole Russian thing to bed once and for all: Trump is innocent," Spicer replied. "How do I know? He told me so. He hired lawyers to agree with him." (Read more here.)

Spicer, who recently exited his role in the Trump administration, has admitted he found parts of her impression funny: "I'm a prankster, so I like a good joke. I think when it's funny, it's funny. You gotta laugh at yourself ... I think there were a couple parts of [SNL] that were funny," he told Sean Hannity.

McCarthy also was vying against another SNL host, Kristen Wiig, along with Wanda Sykes for black-ish, the late Carrie Fisher for Catastrophe, Becky Ann Baker for Girls and Angela Bassett for Master of None.

Read more: Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer Emerges From the Bushes on 'SNL'

Chappelle also was nominated in the category alongside another SNL host, Lin-Manuel Miranda, along with Riz Ahmed and Matthew Rhys for Girls.

Chappelle made his Saturday Night Live hosting debut on Nov. 12 for its first episode since the presidential election results came in. 

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LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Sharna Burgess arrives at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards - Day 1 at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Sharna Burgess arrives at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards - Day 1 at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Brooks Laich and Julianne Hough attend the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Brooks Laich and Julianne Hough attend the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Lori Greiner attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Actress Jenna Dewan Tatum attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Derek Hough and Hayley Erbert attend the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Bill Nye attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Actress Leah Remini attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Zosia Mamet and Evan Jonigkeit attend day 1 of the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: LL Cool J arrives at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards - Day 1 at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Common arrives at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards - Day 1 at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Julianne Hough and Derek Hough attend the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Julianne Hough and Derek Hough attend the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Jessica Walter at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards - Day 1 at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Judd Apatow arrives at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards - Day 1 at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Kristen Schaal poses in the press room at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards - Day 1 at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Meagan Martin attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Meagan Martin attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Asia Argento and Anthony Bourdain attend the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Actress Rachel Bloom attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Karen Minor (L) and Rickey Minor at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards - Day 1 at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Susan Kelechi Watson at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards - Day 1 at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Jessie Graff attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Kimmy Gatewood at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards - Day 1 at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Actor John Roberts attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Actor Chris Sullivan attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Gordon Ramsay attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Actor Kenan Thompson and wife Christina Evangeline attend the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Neil deGrasse Tyson attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Actress Nancy Cartwright attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Liev Schreiber arrives at the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards - Day 1 at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Actor Jason Marello, left, and Tara Long attend the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Cinematographer Kira Kelly attends the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Actress Mo Collins (L) and Alex Skuby attend the 2017 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 9, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
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In a stand-up set as his monologue, Chappelle addressed Donald Trump's election victory, saying, "I didn't know that Donald Trump was gonna win the election, but I did suspect it." 

He continued, "Hillary was ahead in the polls, and yet I know the whites. You guys aren't as full of surprises as you used to be.

"America's done it — we've actually elected an internet troll as our president," Chappelle joked. (Read more here.)

Neither Chappelle nor McCarthy were present at Sunday's Creative Arts Emmys ceremony in Los Angeles to accept their awards.

The 42-year-old sketch show is coming off a huge year as it took advantage of the election and Trump presidency to draw an average of 11 million weekly viewers to see a slew of impersonators; in addition to McCarthy, Kate McKinnon portrayed Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway and Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Beck Bennett as Vice President Mike Pence and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

It also set a high bar this year at the Emmys with 22 nominations, which makes a total of 231 nominations since it premiered.

 

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