Kate McKinnon gets personal at the Golden Globes
One of the highlights of the recent Golden Globes awards ceremony was Kate McKinnon’s speech introducing Ellen Degeneres – Ellen was presented with the Carol Burnett award for “outstanding contributions to television on or off the screen.”
In McKinnon’s speech, she thanked Ellen DeGeneres for her courage to talk publicly about her sexuality in 1997, and for paving the way for other LGBTQ people. McKinnon also shared how the talk show host helped shape her life and career.
McKinnon subsequently appeared on Ellen’s show to talk about the night at the Golden Globes.
We’re so used to seeing McKinnon embodying comedic characters, that it was a treat to see her on stage as herself.
McKinnon’s impersonations have always been one of her strengths. She says her knack for accents began in grade school, where she made her classmates laugh with an attempt at a British accent.
Pursuing her passion for performing, McKinnon completed a degree in theatre at Columbia University, focusing on comedy and musical improv.
First hitting our screens in 2007 – as a cast member of Logo TV’s The Big Gay Sketch Show – it was in 2012 that McKinnon hit the big time and became part of the cast of Saturday Night Live.
Political figures are often the focus of SNL’s sketches, and McKinnon’s Hillary Clinton became iconic. We’re also currently seeing a lot of her as a vampiric Rudy Giuliani, which is hilarious, and her Elizabeth Warren is a loving parody.
McKinnon has won two Emmys and also appeared in numerous movies – including Ghostbusters, The Spy Who Dumped Me, Yesterday, and Bombshell.
We love a woman who makes us laugh.