Tina Fey picked up the sixth Emmy of her career Saturday night with her win as guest actress in a comedy series for her portrayal of GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on" Saturday Night Live." This is the fifth category Tina Fey has taken at the Emmys with previous wins in: writing variety ("SNL," 2002); producing comedy ("30 Rock," 2007, 2008); writing comedy ("30 Rock," 2008); and lead actress comedy ("30 Rock," 2008).
Fey prevailed over a slate of Emmy winners in this category including two guests on "30 Rock" - Jennifer Aniston ("Friends," 2002 lead actress) and Elaine Stritch who won this award in 2007 for her role as Alec Baldwin's crazy mama on the show. Stritch also has Emmys for guest actress, drama ("Law & Order," 1993) and individual variety performance ("Elaine Stritch: At Liberty," 2004). Fey also beat out four-time winner Betty White ("My Name is Earl"), three-time champ Gena Rowlands ("Monk") and one-time victor Christine Baranksi ("The Big Bang Theory").
Accepting the award, Fey acknowledged the politico she so deftly lampooned saying, "Mrs. Palin is an inspiration to working mothers everywhere because she bailed on her job right before Fourth of July weekend. You are living my dream. Thank you, Mrs. Palin." At next Sunday's Primetime Emmys, Fey defends her lead actress and series wins.