Maya Rudolph Reacts to Emmy Nomination
Universal Television has released a reaction from Maya Rudolph, who yesterday received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series for her turn as host of NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.
"I had so much fun hosting- it was like coming home. Getting to go back and play with your friends... there's nothing better." said Rudolph. "Hosting 'SNL' was my childhood dream, while other kids were playing princess I was doing impressions of Roseanne Roseannadanna. This is an amazing honor and one I share with Lorne, and all the incredible cast and writers of 'SNL.'"
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, NBC's Emmy Award-winning late-night comedy showcase, entered its 37th season on September 24, 2011 for another year of laughs, surprises and great performances.
Over the last three decades, "SNL" has launched the careers of many of the brightest comedy performers of a generation; and, as The New York Times noted on the occasion of the show's Emmy-winning 25th Anniversary special in 1999: "In defiance of both time and show business convention, "SNL" is still the most pervasive influence on the art of comedy in contemporary culture." At the close of the century, "Saturday Night Live" placed seventh on Entertainment Weekly's list of the Top 100 Entertainers of the past fifty years.
The program has won 32 Emmy Awards and now holds the title for the most nominated television show in Emmy history with 142 nominations. "SNL" has been honored twice, in 1990 and 2009, with the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award and cited as "truly a national institution." "Saturday Night Live" was inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame by the National Association of Broadcasters, and the show continues to garner the highest ratings of any late-night television program, entertaining millions each week.