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Emmys 2020: Brad Pitt scores nomination for playing Dr. Fauci on ‘Saturday Night Live’

Brad Pitt made a clear impression on Emmy’s voters this year. The two-time Academy Award winner was nominated for his assignment Saturday Night Live cameo as Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Fauci, 79, listed on CNNs New day at the beginning of April that he Once upon a time in Hollywood actor, 56, to portray him Saturday Night Live. Later that month, Pitt fulfilled the dreams of the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases by taking on the challenge during the cold opening of the comedy.

The episode was remotely filmed during the coronavirus pandemic. At the time, Pitt portrayed Fauci as a man who was doing his job during the outbreak, often bumping his head with his boss, President Donald Trump. By the end of the sketch, Pitt broke out of character to personally thank Fauci and frontline workers.

Brad Pitt as Dr. Anthony Fauci during the “Fauci Cold Open” on Saturday April 25, 2020. NBC

“And to the real Dr. Fauci, thank you for your peace and clarity in this nerve-racking time,” said the acclaimed actor. “Thanks to the medical workers, first responders and their families for being on the front lines.”

Two days after Pitt’s iconic view of Fauci, the doctor shared his stamp of approval. “I think he did a great job,” Fauci told Telemundo in April. “I mean, I’m a big fan of Brad Pitt, which is why when people ask me who I want to play, I call Brad Pitt because he’s one of my favorite actors. I think he did a great job. ‘

Brad Pitt scores Emmy nomination for playing Dr. Fauci Saturday Night Live
Dr. Anthony Fauci Alex Brandon / AP / Shutterstock

Pitt’s latest Emmy nomination marks his fourth time being recognized by the Television Academy. The Ad Astra actor was first nominated in 2002 when guest-starred Friends. From there, he won his first Emmy in 2014 for serving as an executive producer The normal heart. He was recognized for executive production for the third time in 2015 Nightingale.

Fans on Twitter were surprised by Pitt’s nomination and had mixed reactions. “Brad Pitt received an Emmy nomination for literally spending 60 seconds on a zoom call,” said one user tweetedwhile another wrote, “I love Brad Pitt. But imagine working from home for up to 30 minutes and getting an Emmy nomination.”

A third person referred to the actor as “mr. EMMY NOMINEE brad pitt ”while a fourth wrote, “2020 is Brad Pitt’s year? He was awarded an # Emys nom for playing Dr. Fauci for 3 MINUTES on SNL. So the answer is, “You’re damn right!” He received the Oscar in February. Is the Emmy next in September? ‘

The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Sunday, September 20.

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