Brad Pitt has received an Emmy nomination for a two-minute appearance on Saturday Night Live.
The Oscar winner portrayed Dr Anthony Fauci, director of the Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a trusted US voice on coronavirus, in a sketch broadcast on the 25 April episode of the comedy series.
For his appearance, Pitt today (28 July) earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, alongside stars including Adam Driver and Eddie Murphy.
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Both actors received nominations for hosting entire episodes of Saturday Night Live.
Pitt’s surprise appearance on the show, which was not announced in advance of the episode, saw him don a wig to impersonate Fauci in a fake public service announcement. The sketch featured Fauci attempting to counter claims made by Donald Trump about the Covid-19 outbreak.
While the sketch itself ran for three minutes, Pitt’s screen time clocked in at two minutes and four seconds, with a third of the sketch comprised of footage of Trump answering questions during various press conferences.
Pitt previously received an Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series nomination in 2002, for his guest role on Friends. The memorable appearance saw him play a high school nemesis of Rachel Green, played by his then-wife Jennifer Aniston.
Today’s Emmy nominations also saw Aniston receive her first Best Actress in a Drama Series nomination, for her role in Apple TV+’s The Morning Show.
For a full list of today’s Emmy nominations, click here.