Robert De Niro nominated for Emmy for 'SNL' role playing Robert Mueller
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Robert De Niro has been nominated for an Emmy for his cameo appearances on “Saturday Night Live” portraying former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerMueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony MORE.

The complete list of 2019 Emmy nominations was released Tuesday and featured the Hollywood icon up for the award in the guest actor in a comedy series category.


De Niro appeared on the popular weekly show multiple times this season to play the stone-faced Mueller, often opposite Alec Baldwin's own take on President TrumpDonald John TrumpDavid Axelrod after Ginsburg cancer treatment: Supreme Court vacancy could 'tear this country apart' EU says it will 'respond in kind' if US slaps tariffs on France Ginsburg again leaves Supreme Court with an uncertain future MORE.

His most recent appearance had De Niro open the show to discuss Mueller’s completed 448-page report detailing Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Matt Damon, who played Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughTrump wishes Ginsburg well after radiation treatment for tumor Ginsburg completes radiation treatment for cancerous tumor Mississippi professor, who went to Georgetown Prep with Brett Kavanaugh, sues HuffPost MORE on "SNL" during last year's contentious confirmation process, was also nominated for an Emmy in the same category.

Baldwin won an Emmy in 2017 for playing Trump on “SNL.”

The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards show will take place in September in Los Angeles.