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    ‘SNL’ hosts Dave Chappelle, Melissa McCarthy win Emmy Awards

    FILE - In this July 18, 2015 file photo, comedian Dave Chappelle speaks at the RUSH Philanthropic Arts Foundation's Art for Life Benefit in New York. Chappelle will host Rihanna’s annual charity event in September and Kendrick Lamar will perform. Rihanna said in a statement Tuesday, June 20, 2017, she’s “thrilled that the incomparable Dave Chappelle will kick things off as the official host” and said Lamar, whom she has collaborated with, “will take the stage for an unforgettable performance.” (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File)
    Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP, File
    Comedian Dave Chappelle.

    LOS ANGELES — Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy are Emmy winners, earning trophies for their appearances on ‘‘Saturday Night Live.’’

    Chappelle was announced Sunday as best guest actor in a comedy series. He hosted the first ‘‘SNL’’ episode to follow last November’s election.

    McCarthy won the trophy for best guest actress on a comedy. She hosted ‘‘SNL’’ and portrayed then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer.


    Guest acting awards for a drama series also were announced at Sunday’s creative arts Emmys ceremony.

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    The winners are Gerald McRaney for his role on ‘‘This Is Us’’ and Alexis Bledel for ‘‘The Handmaid’s Tale.’’

    The creative arts ceremony honors technical and other achievements. The main Emmy Awards ceremony will air Sunday, Sept. 17, on CBS with host Stephen Colbert.