Al Franken

It'll be hard to ignore Trump-era politics in these Emmy races

It'll be hard to ignore Trump-era politics in these Emmy races

The last time “Saturday Night Live” won a series Emmy, Al Franken was a producer, not a politician, and Sinead O’Connor destroyed a photo of the pope (and her career) with one bold rip.

Is NBC’s venerable sketch series on the verge of its first series win in nearly a quarter century? Let’s take a look in this Emmy preview of the variety and TV movie categories.

VARIETY SKETCH SERIES

“Saturday Night Live”

“Portlandia”

“Documentary Now!”

“Tracey Ullman’s Show”

“Maya & Marty”

“Drunk History”

Analysis: With “Key & Peele” departed and “Inside Amy Schumer” on hiatus, this category has lost a lot of...

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