Laurie Metcalf

Julia Louis-Dreyfus pays tribute to father, dings Trump in emotional speech

Julia Louis-Dreyfus might have lost the White House, but she’s Commander-in-Chief of the 68th annual Emmy Awards. The Veep star won her fifth consecutive trophy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for her turn as Selina Meyer in the hit HBO series. She is the all-time leader of wins in the category.

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Emmy nominations 2016: Amy Schumer scores 4 and other stars with multiple noms

It was a big morning for Game of Thrones and The People v. O.J. Simpson, which earned 23 and 22 Emmy nominations, respectively, making them the most-nominated series this year. But HBO and FX weren’t the only ones celebrating multiple nods. (Check out the full list of nominations here.)

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Let's rank the post-SNL careers of one-season wonder castmembers

Saturday Night Live, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this weekend, is known as one of comedy’s preeminent talent breeding grounds—at least for now. But having a season-long stint on the show doesn’t necessarily signify the end, or even the beginning, of one’s career.

Plenty of notable names have passed briefly through Studio 8H—50 in total. Some were there during the show’s transitional years, when whoever was running things at the time (it wasn’t always Lorne Michaels) thought it would be a good idea to shake up the series by bringing in established talent; some simply weren’t good fits for the show.

Here, we rank the post-SNL careers of the 20 most notable one season-only castmembers.

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