Tina Fey returned to US sketch show Saturday Night Live to reprise her impression of Sarah Palin and give a rambling, sometimes-rhyming endorsement to Donald Trump.
The sketch kicked off SNL on Saturday, with Fey and Darrell Hammond skewering the former Alaska governor’s endorsement speech in Iowa on Tuesday. As Palin, Fey said she had come to Iowa to break from “my full-time career of writing things on Facebook”.
SNL also parodied this year’s all-white Oscar nominees in a mock award show that nominated white actors playing bit roles in African-American dramas. Last week, the only Oscar nominations that the Rocky sequel Creed and the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton received were for white people: Sylvester Stallone for Creed, and Compton writers Jonathan Herman and Andrea Berloff.
In the sketch, an award was given to “all the white guys” in predominantly black films modelled after Creed, Compton and Beasts of No Nation. The roles were barely cameos, like:”White Man With Camera and Unseen Voice On Phone.
Saturday Night Live, however, has also been criticised in the past about its own diversity. Following an uproar in 2013, it added Sasheer Zamata, Leslie Jones and writer LaKendra Tookes.