Is Tina Fey an Emmy winner? You betcha. Fey received an Emmy Award on Saturday for her impersonation of Republican vice presidential contender Sarah Palin on “Saturday Night Live.”
Accepting her trophy for best guest actress in a comedy, Fey thanked “SNL” producer Lorne Michaels and her parents, “who are lifelong Republicans, for their patience.”
Tina Fey made reference to Palin, who resigned in July as governor of Alaska less than a year after she was chosen as Senator John McCain’s running mate in last year’s U.S. presidential election.
“Mrs. Palin is an inspiration to working mothers everywhere because she bailed on her job right before Fourth of July weekend,” Fey said in her acceptance speech. “You are living my dream. Thank you, Mrs. Palin!”
She was honored at the Creative Arts Primetime Emmys, which recognize technical and other achievements for the 2008-09 season and preceded next weekend’s main ceremony. Fey has the chance for more awards: She could repeat last year’s win as best actress in a comedy series for “30 Rock,” and the show also could again claim top comedy honors.