Emmys 2016: 20 Best, Worst and Most WTF Moments

From Jimmy Kimmel's Trump jokes to 'Game of Thrones' making history — the good, the bad and the ugly of 68th annual Emmy Awards

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Best: Kate McKinnon Snags Her First Emmy
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Best: Kate McKinnon Snags Her First Emmy

Kate McKinnon was already having one hell of a year, thanks to her much-lauded, delightfully off-kilter performance in the Ghostbusters reboot, along with her always-impressive work on Saturday Night Live. It's the latter that won the lady her first Emmy, which seemed to come completely as a shock to the comedian — though she did pull a piece of paper with her speech written on it from her bra. She was charmingly flustered ("I'm shaking, guys," she said at one point), and thanked her SNL writers and castmates, Lorne Michaels, and her fellow nominees. (Though, sadly, not her overweight cat Nino.) The most affecting bit, though, was when she thanked her mother, sister, and her late father, who "made me start watching SNL when I was 12." McKinnon's win also garnered a nod from a certain Democratic presidential candidate who she's impersonated many a time:


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