SNL Scraps: All Twenty-Two Emmy Nominations, For Your Reading Pleasure

There's still a couple of months until Saturday Night Live returns to the airwaves, but we have some new bits of information to tide us over. Firstly, despite the final episode of season forty-two implying that Alec Baldwin wouldn't be sticking around to play Trump, Alec himself revealed that he would be reprising his role in the upcoming season. It makes sense, as the show runs on current events, and they need to get someone to play the role. However, I have a feeling that Alec Baldwin won't be playing the role as often, based on previous statements declaring that he was getting tired of the role.

In more recent news, the nominations for the 2017 Emmy Awards have arrived, and some accolades have been given to NBC's prized sketch comedy show. For the award of "Best Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series", Alec Baldwin has been nominated for his portrayal of Donald Trump. I find it funny that he's nominated in that category, seeing as he's not actually a cast member in the show. Still, he's certainly made enough guest appearances in the season to count. Meanwhile, Kate McKinnon, Vanessa Bayer, and Leslie Jones are all candidates for the "Best Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series" award.

Kate McKinnon has been playing almost every politician on the show recently, including a remarkable Kellyanne Conway impersonation, while Leslie's Weekend Update performances and prerecorded sketches have been increasingly well-received. Vanessa Bayer is no longer a member of the show, having left after the most recent season finale, but it would be a great way to cap off her last episode by winning an Emmy.

Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Tom Hanks, Dave Chappelle, and Lin Manuel-Miranda have also been nominated for the respective categories of "Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series" and "Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy." I definitely approve of this, seeing as those episodes were some of the best of the season. By the power of 'Sean Spicer' and David S. Pumpkins, let any of them win! The show itself has also been nominated for the category of "Outstanding Variety Sketch Series."

Emily Blunt's episode of the show has been nominated for the "Outstanding Costumes For Variety, Nonfiction Or Reality Programming " Award. The designers up for it are Tom Broecker and Eric Justian. Don Roy King has been nominated for "Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series " for Jimmy Fallon's episode of the show. That same episode has been nominated in the category of Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Series. For "Outstanding Picture Editing For Variety Programming", SNL's skit about Kellyanne Conway has been nominated. I don't know specifically which one, but I would suspect that it's the Fatal Attraction parody.

Next, the Dwayne Johnson-hosted season finale has been nominated for the "Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special" award. The specific crew members are Jodi Mancuso, Jennifer Serio, Inga Thrasher, Joe Whitmeyer, Cara Hannah Sullivan, and Christen Edwards. For a non-sketch award, the official app has been nominated in the category of Outstanding Interactive Program.

Additionally, the Alec Baldwin episode has been nominated for Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic) and the category of Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Limited Series, Movie Or Special, in a Schrodinger's Cat situation. In a rather unexpected move, Chance the Rapper actually got nominated for "Jingle Barack", a song that he wrote with Kenan Thompson and Will Stephen last year. His category is the "Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics Award." It appeared in the Casey Affleck-hosted episode.

Next, I've been mentioning the Creating Saturday Night Live shorts on the official YouTube channel. It turns out that the web series has been nominated for the Outstanding Short Form Nonfiction Or Reality Series award. For Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Comedy Series Or Variety Program, Brian Smyj has been nominated.

Finally, the show has been nominated for the Jimmy Fallon episode in terms of "Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series" and all of the writers as a whole have been nominated for "Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series." Best wishes to them all!

Wow, that was a long list. SNL has tied Westworld with twenty-two nominations, bringing the official total for the long-running sketch show to 231 nominations over approximately forty-two years.

Zachary Krishef is an evil genius. Do not question his knowledge of Saturday Night Live trivia or Harry Potter books.