Kellyanne Conway is happy for Kate McKinnon, but none too pleased with the rest of the Emmy Awards.
The White House advisor had few kind words to spare for Sunday night’s 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, bashing the broadcast for “sameness” and for focusing more on politics than television.
“I guess it’s the sameness; they all got plucked and polished and waxed, and some of them didn’t eat for two months, and all for what? To sound the same?” she said Monday morning on “Fox & Friends.” “It’s between the Emmys, the Miss America pageant was very politicized, our sports are very politicized.
Rampant Trump insults aside, the ceremony certainly did get political in the form of ousted Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who appeared during host Stephen Colbert’s opening segment to poke fun at his White House tenure, in particular his infamous comments about the crowd size at Trump’s inauguration.
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Conway said that the slipping ratings proved that America’s response to the increasingly politicized media was to tune it out, and she may have a point after last year’s ceremony scored an all-time ratings low, this year’s ceremony dipped 2% from 2016, according to Deadline.
But it wasn’t all negative. Conway slipped in a shout out to “Saturday Night Live” star Kate McKinnon, who won for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series last night for playing Hillary Clinton on the sketch show.
“I am so happy Kate McKinnon was able to get her Emmy,” said Conway, who also found herself at the receiving end of a McKinnon impression last season. “I know she thanked Hillary Clinton, but it had to be much more fun to play me.”
Conway also said she was pleased with Spicer’s ability to turn his tumultuous tenure into a joke.
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“I’m very happy my former White House colleague Sean Spicer is a man of good humor,” she said. “He’s been quoted recently as saying life outside is much more relaxed. So I’m very happy for him. This is something that a lot of folks in Hollywood sometimes lack, which is introspection and good humor.”
Despite his seeming tradition of bashing the Emmys on Twitter, Conway said Trump “probably barely noticed” last night’s ceremony, even as Alec Baldwin won a prize for playing the president.
Among his many insults aimed at the broadcast, Trump bitter over the fact that “The Apprentice” never won an award wrote in 2013: “According to many, and while nominated, I would have won the Emmy many times except for my politics.”