Melissa McCarthy brought home an Emmy this weekend for her memorable impersonation of former White House press secretary Sean Spicer on "Saturday Night Live."

The actress won an Emmy for best actress on a comedy series at the Emmy’s creative arts awards Sunday, according to The Associated Press. The awards are a precursor to the main show next weekend.

McCarthy’s impersonation of Spicer, featuring her driving a podium through New York City, firing a water gun at reporters and repeatedly threatening to run them over with the podium, drew wide praise.


"SNL" bid farewell to McCarthy’s impression in July by featuring her best moments following Spicer’s resignation. The former press secretary announced his departure after President Trump named Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.

However, Spicer was not a fan of the hit impersonation, saying it sometimes came off as “malicious.”

“I think that there were some parts of it that were funny, but there’s a lot of it that was over the line,” Spicer told Fox News's Sean Hannity.

"It wasn’t funny. It was stupid, or silly, or malicious," he said.