Kate McKinnon got congratulations Sunday from one of the most famous people she imitates: Hillary Clinton.
The Democratic presidential candidate sent a shout-out via Twitter after McKinnon picked up a Comedy Supporting Actress Emmy for her work on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” McKinnon had earlier thanked Clinton during her acceptance speech.
“Congratulations on your Emmy, Kate!,” Clinton tweeted during the telecast. “Big fan of yours, too.”
Playing Clinton has become a specialty of McKinnon’s. She has frequently portrayed the former First Lady during the show’s “cold open” segments. And Clinton appeared alongside McKinnon in a surprise cameo as a bartender during an October 2015 show.
McKinnon scored a major upset with her win, which was the first time an “SNL” performer had won in a major comedy category in the show’s 41-year history. During the 1970s, original cast members Chevy Chase and Gilda Radner won for individual performance on a variety show.
Congratulations on your Emmy, Kate! Big fan of yours, too. pic.twitter.com/w00QO1GwyH
– Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 19, 2016