Stars Attack President Trump At Emmys: 'Sexist, Egotistical, Lying, Hypocritical Bigot'

Andrew Cummings
September 21, 2017

As Parton, Fonda and Tomlin walked out onstage, they earned a standing ovation from the crowd of celebrities gathered at the 2017 Emmy Awards ceremony.

Alec Baldwin won an Emmy for his portrayal of Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live.

The stunning stars handed over the Outstanding Supporting Actor award to Alexander Skarsgård for his part in Big Little Lies.

The glamorous trio played office workers in 9 to 5 and referenced their roles as they took a swipe at President Donald Trump
The glamorous trio played office workers in 9 to 5 and referenced their roles as they took a swipe at President Donald Trump

Nearly 40 years after "9 to 5", Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and Dolly Parton can still take down a man.

The three presenters all star in 1980 film Nine To Five.

Fonda described the conditions their characters faced in the 1980 film.


"Back in 1980 in that movie, we refused to be controlled by a sexist, egotistical, lying hypocritical bigot", Fonda reminisced, referring to the frightful misogynist boss featured in their film, before Tomlin piped in.

Dolly Parton raised her eyebrows at the criticism but remained silent.

Although the actress's lost out to Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), the 9 to 5 reunion was quite possibly the biggest win of the evening.


The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be held following the red carpet pre-show at The Microsoft Theater in Downtown LA, hosted by late-night funnyman Stephen Colbert.

Mr Trump's fired press secretary Sean Spicer came on stage to joke "this will be the largest audience to witness an Emmys - period", in a reference to the debacle over numbers attending the president's inauguration speech.


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