Melissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer Impression Helped Her Win a Creative Arts Emmy

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Back before White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigned, the actress made multiple appearances on "Saturday Night Live" to impersonate him.

The US actress was named best guest actress in a comedy series at the Creative Arts Emmys, but was not at the ceremony in Los Angeles to accept the award. As Spicer was leaving the Amtrak station in Washington, D.C., wearing a baseball cap and earphones, a reporter asked if he thinks McCarthy "owes" her Emmy to him. The actress hosted the NBC sketch show on May 13 but also appeared in several other episodes playing "Spicey" and showing his often acrimonious interactions with the White House press corps.

"First of all, it's amusing", Spicer said about the skit, explaining he hoped McCarthy's portrayal of him got more laughs than Kate McKinnon as Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway.

Later, he shared that President Donald Trump has a "great sense of humor" and would often call the press secretary into his office to share a laugh about McCarthy's impersonations. The appearance was praised by almost everyone, although people in the White House reportedly didn't find it amusing.

McCarthy's impression of Spicer, which she played multiple times during "SNL's" 42nd season, earned praise from almost everyone ― except the White House.

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