Lorne Michaels Delivers Emotional Chris Farley Tribute As ‘Saturday Night Live’ Wins Another Emmy – Watch The Speech

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Lorne Michaels Delivers Emotional Chris Farley Tribute As ‘Saturday Night Live’ Wins Another Emmy – Watch The Speech
Updated with video: Saturday Night Live‘s Emmy win Sunday was hardly unexpected, but the show’s usually stoic creator Lorne Michaels delivered a surprisingly emotional acceptance speech, taking the time to make a touching tribute to the late Chris Farley.

Accepting the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series – a win that contributed to SNL‘s massive 72 total wins over the last 44 seasons – Michaels noted that the episode submitted was the Adam Sandler-hosted episode that included Sandler’s tribute to his old pal Farley. (Watch Sandler’s tribute below.)

“This means a lot,” Michaels said. “The show we submitted was the show Adam Sandler did. He came back to host 24 years after he left, and in middle of the show he did a tribute to Chris Farley, and the crew and the cast and everyone who was in that studio, most of whom worked here when Chris Farley and Adam Sandler were young men,
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