Kate McKinnon, known predominately for her role on Saturday Night Live, has had great success in both television and film. Her characters usually include some quirky individual that seems a little bit off, which has fit perfectly into the comedy genre she's excelled so well in.
So, it's no surprise that she was selected to present the Carol Burnett Award to Ellen Degeneres, also a comedian, an award by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for outstanding contributions to television on or off the screen.
During the presentation, McKinnon got very emotional as she shared Ellen's courage and leadership in coming out as gay, despite the backlash she knew would eventually arrive. This, McKinnon claims, allowed her to believe there is a future in film and television for those in the LGBTQ community.