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 MuellerJeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay Trump says he'll release financial records before election, knocks Dems' efforts 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 TrumpRepublicans aim to avoid war with White House over impeachment strategy New York Times editorial board calls for Trump's impeachment Trump rips Michigan Rep. Dingell after Fox News appearance: 'Really pathetic!' 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 KavanaughOvernight Health Care — Presented by That's Medicaid — Progressives hope to avoid drug-pricing showdown with Pelosi | 'Medicare for All' backers get high-profile hearing | Dems take victory lap after eliminating drug protections in trade deal Justices grapple with multibillion-dollar ObamaCare case Potential Dem defectors face pressure on impeachment 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.