SNL Emmy wins: How many Emmys has SNL won and for what?

Saturday Night Live is one of the longest-running series in all of television. For nearly four decades, the NBC variety series has been providing laughter to audiences on Saturday night with help from the biggest names in entertainment and sports.

The show has also managed to introduce the world to some of the biggest names in Hollywood who got their starts as part of the cast. We could honestly fill pages and pages with the names of stars who got their start on the series.

Perhaps, it’s for these reasons and more, that it is no surprise SNL has picked up a hefty number of Emmys over the years for its writing, cast performances and guest hosts!

SNL Emmy wins

Across its nearly four decades on air, Saturday Night Live has managed to secure the most Emmy nominations in Emmy history and also holds the title for most Emmys won by any show or individual. As of 2022, Saturday Night Live has won a whopping 82(!) Emmys over the years!

So what exactly has SNL taken home an Emmy for? Below, is a complete list of SNL Emmy wins:

  • Outstanding Variety Sketch Series – 2022
  • Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Reality Or Competition Series – 2021
  • Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series – 2021
  • Outstanding Contemporary Hairstyling For A Variety, Nonfiction Or Reality Program – 2021
  • Outstanding Variety Sketch Series – 2021
  • Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Series – 2021
  • Outstanding Contemporary Makeup For A Variety, Nonfiction Or Reality Program (Non-Prosthetic) – 2021
  • Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series – 2021
  • Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series – 2021
  • Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Reality Or Competition Series – 2020
  • Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series – 2020
  • Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Series – 2020
  • Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series – 2020
  • Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series – 2020
  • Outstanding Variety Sketch Series – 2020
  • Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series – 2019
  • Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Series – 2019
  • Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic) – 2019
  • Outstanding Variety Sketch Series – 2019
  • Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Reality Or Competition Series – 2019
  • Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic) – 2018
  • Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics – 2018
  • Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series – 2018
  • Outstanding Variety Sketch Series – 2018
  • Outstanding Production Design For A Variety, Reality Or Reality-Competition Series – 2018
  • Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series – 2018
  • Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series – 2018
  • Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Series – 2018
  • Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series – 2017
  • Outstanding Production Design for Variety, Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Programming – 2017
  • Outstanding Variety Sketch Series – 2017
  • Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series – 2017
  • Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control for a Series – 2017
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series – 2017
  • Outstanding Makeup for a Multi-Camera Series or Special (Non-Prosthetic) – 2017
  • Hall of Fame – 2017
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series – 2017
  • Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series – 2017
  • Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series – 2016
  • Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special – 2016
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series – 2016
  • Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special – 2015
  • Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series – 2015
  • Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special – 2014
  • Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic) – 2014
  • Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series – 2014
  • Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series – 2014
  • Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series – 2013
  • Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special – 2013
  • Outstanding Art Direction For Variety Or Nonfiction Programming – 2013
  • Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic) – 2013
  • Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special – 2012
  • Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series – 2012
  • Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series – 2012
  • Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series – 2012
  • Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics – 2011
  • Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series – 2011
  • Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series – 2011
  • Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic) – 2011
  • Outstanding Directing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Series – 2010
  • Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series – 2010
  • Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Non-Prosthetic) – 2010
  • Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series – 2009
  • Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series – 2009
  • Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-camera Series Or A Special – 2008
  • Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video For A Series – 2007
  • Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics – 2007
  • Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video For A Series – 2004
  • Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video For A Series – 2003
  • Outstanding Writing For A Variety, Music Or Comedy Program – 2002
  • Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video For A Series – 2002
  • Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video For A Series – 2000
  • Outstanding Hairstyling For A Series – 2000
  • OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION/CAMERA/VIDEO FOR A SERIES – 1995
  • OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION/CAMERA/VIDEO FOR A SERIES – 1994
  • Outstanding Individual Performance In A Variety Or Music Program – 1993
  • Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Series – 1993
  • OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION/CAMERA/VIDEO FOR A SERIES – 1990
  • OUTSTANDING WRITING IN A VARIETY OR MUSIC PROGRAM – 1989
  • OUTSTANDING GRAPHIC AND TITLE DESIGN – 1985
  • OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL DIRECTION AND ELECTRONIC camerawork for a series – 1983
  • OUTSTANDING CONTINUING OR SINGLE PERFORMANCE BY A supporting actress in variety or music – 1978