Melissa McCarthy won an Emmy Award on Sunday for hosting “Saturday Night Live” earlier this year, a role that brought the world more of her now-iconic impression of former White House press secretary Sean Spicer.
McCarthy took home the Emmy for guest actress in a comedy series at the Creative Arts Awards. Dave Chappelle, who hosted the first “SNL” show after the November election, won the Emmy for guest actor in a comedy series for his performance on the NBC show.
McCarthy’s impression of Spicer, which she played multiple times during “SNL’s” 42nd season, earned praise from nearly everyone ― except the White House.
Her performances also had real-life consequences. While in the role, McCarthy referred to herself as “Spicey,” a nickname that stuck to the now-former press secretary. Reports also surfaced that President Donald Trump was bothered that a woman was impersonating Spicer. The White House later decided to hold Spicer’s daily press briefings off-camera.
In honor of McCarthy’s Emmy win, take a look at some of her best Spicey skits below.
The Emmys will air Sunday, Sept. 17, on CBS.