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Tina Fey on 'Saturday Night Live': Give her another Emmy!

April 11, 2010 | 12:51 pm

When Tina Fey won an Emmy last year for channeling Sarah Palin on "Saturday Night Live," it was a happy ending for the comedienne who was almost cheated out of a shot at that gold. Bizarrely, the TV academy eliminated the category for guest performers on variety shows. That's the race Tina Fey normally would've competed in -- separately from her nominations in the comedy-series races for "30 Rock."

But the Emmys decided to let some "Saturday Night Live" performers compete for best guest performance in a comedy series. She did and she won, beating two stars nominated for starring in "30 Rock" -- Jennifer Aniston and Elaine Stritch.

Last night, Fey appeared again on "Saturday Night Live" and gave another Emmy-worthy performance. Below, her shtick on "Weekend Update." She reports, "All is not good in Ladyland. I am talking, of course, about the Oscar curse. The theory is that when a woman wins an Oscar her husband will cheat on her. That's not an Oscar curse. That's just a lady curse.

"There's no such thing as an Oscar curse. The curse is that there are people like 'Bombshell' McGee walking around. I know we shouldn't judge people based on their appearance, but when your body looks like a dirt bag's binder from seventh-grade metal shop, it doesn't bode well for your character."

Also below: Fey's latest riff on Palin.


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Do Tina Fey + Sarah Palin = Emmy Award?

October 9, 2008 | 11:27 am


At last month's Emmy Awards Tina Fey won a record three races in one year for writing, producing and starring in "30 Rock." (Alan Alda took home Emmys for writing, directing and starring in "M*A*S*H*" but in different years.) Her surprise victory as best comedy actress capped off an awards trifecta for Tina Fey that began with her Golden Globe and SAG victories earlier in the year.

The only race Tina Fey lost that night was individual performance in a variety or music program. She was the first guest host in the 33-year history of "Saturday Night Live" to land such a nod.  (She won an Emmy in 2002 as head writer of the sketch comedy series.) However, veteran comic Don Rickles prevailed, picking up the first Emmy of his half century long career in TV for his special "Mr. Warmth."

Fear not, Fey fans. She could well be back in the race next year for her spot-on portrayal of vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin in an on-going series of appearances on "SNL." The intense interest in the upcoming election has pushed the ratings for the show through the roof. And while it remains unclear whether American voters will cast their ballots for Palin, Emmy voters certainly have shown that they favor Fey.




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