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'Saturday Night Live'

How can a long-running series that has won a total of 42 Emmys still be under-awarded, you ask? For Saturday Night Live, it's all about quantity over quality. Dozens of statuettes have been awarded recognizing the show's direction, hairstyling and camerawork, original music and lyrics (including Andy Samberg's group the Lonely Island, who performed in 2011) and a whole score of guest hosts – from Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon to Tina Fey and Betty White — have brought home Outstanding Guest Actor/Actress in a Comedy Series thanks to their visits to Lorne Michaels' soundstage. However, in the major Outstanding Variety Series category, SNL has only won twice in 17 nominations, in 1976 and 1993. Additionally, no full-time cast member has won an Outstanding Supporting Actor or Actress Emmy for being on SNL since Gilda Radner in 1978. Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig were frequently nominated during their recent tenures, but neither landed the trophy. Current cast member Kate McKinnon will attempt to end that losing streak at this year's Emmys. Fingers crossed.

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