Emmy Nomination for 'SNL's Kate McKinnon Is More Than Well-Deserved

Early Thursday morning, Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly announced the 66th Primetime Emmy nominees and naturally, there were surprises, snubs, and everything in between. As expected, Game of Thrones, True Detective, and Breaking Bad raked in an impressive number of nods from the Television Academy, but it's this one, awesome nomination that's got TV and Saturday Night Live fans celebrating. SNL's Kate McKinnon is nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series and this Emmy's race just got really interesting. And funny.

You probably recognize 28-year-old McKinnon, who joined SNL in 2012 as the show's first, openly gay cast member, if she were doing her inimitable impression of Justin Bieber. I say inimitable because she might actually be a better Bieber than the actual Bieber. (She totally is.) But that's just the beginning of what this rising SNL is capable of — she's a badass, EW named McKinnon SNL 's Season 39 MVP, and she just joined the cast of Jared Hess' untitled heist comedy alongside Zach Galifianakis. So, if you've been living under a rock and you don't know who Kate McKinnon is — this Emmy nomination proves that you need to wake up and get ready to see a lot more of this SNL star.

Now, excuse me while I celebrate Kate's perfectly deserved Emmy nomination:

Stage 1: Your Beyoncé Moment

This nomination is all like:


Stage 2: Dance It Out Like Ellen

Because I just can't contain my excitement to my chair right now.

Stage 3: Put Up Your Hater Blocker

Oh, you think Orange Is the New Black should've gotten two nods in this category? Too bad, hater.

Stage 4: Whipped Cream Mustaches For Everyone

Om nom nom.

Stage 5: Finding Your Inner Bieber

Excuse us, I'll be wearing cut-off hoodies and leather vests from now until Aug. 25.

So, which skit did McKinnon submit to the Emmys' voters? It had to be one of these two, right?

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