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Kate McKinnon Wins Saturday Night Live's First Emmy in a Major Acting Category

Congrats, Kate!

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Kaitlin Thomas

This year's Primetime Emmys Awards, a.k.a. the annual Throw Things at Your TV in Disgust Because So-and-So Was Robbed Awards, managed to get one category exactly right.

In a shocking and delightful turn of events, Kate McKinnon finally took home the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy for her outstanding work on NBC'sSaturday Night Live.

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This is the first Emmy for an SNL actor in a major acting category. McKinnon was previously nominated in the category in 2014 and 2015. (In 2014, she was also nominated for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics for the Saturday Night Live's "Home For The Holiday (Twin Bed)" but did not win.)

Check out our complete Emmy Awards coverage here

On her road to sweet, sweet victory, McKinnon beat out Mom's Allison Janney, a seven-time Emmy winner and the favorite to win this year. She also triumphed over Veep's Anna Chlumsky, Getting On's Niecy Nash, and Transparent's Gaby Hoffmann and Judith Light.

For our complete Emmys coverage, click here.