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Tina Fey returned to "Saturday Night Live" to reprise her impression of Sarah Palin and give a rambling, sometimes-rhyming endorsement to Donald Trump

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NEW YORK — returned to "Saturday Night Live" to reprise her impression of and give a rambling, sometimes-rhyming endorsement to .

The sketch kicked off the cold open to "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: 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 modeled 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 much-criticized in the past about its own diversity. Following an uproar in 2013, it added Sasheer Zamata, Leslie Jones and writer LaKendra Tookes.


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PHOTO: This Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 image provided by NBC shows Tina Fey, left, as Sarah Palin and Darrell Hammond as Donald Trump during the "Palin Endorsement Cold Open" sketch on "Saturday Night Live." The sketch kicked off the cold open to “SNL” on Saturday, with Fey and Hammond skewering the former Alaska governor’s endorsement speech in Iowa on Tuesday. (Dana Edelson/NBC via AP)
This Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 image provided by NBC shows Tina Fey, left, as Sarah Palin and Darrell Hammond as Donald Trump during the "Palin Endorsement Cold Open" sketch on "Saturday Night Live." The sketch kicked off the cold open to “SNL” on Saturday, with Fey and Hammond skewering the former Alaska governor’s endorsement speech in Iowa on Tuesday. (Dana Edelson/NBC via AP)
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PHOTO: FILE - In this June 4, 2015 file photo, Tina Fey arrives at the 43rd AFI Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute Gala at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Fey returned to “Saturday Night Live” to reprise her impression of Sarah Palin and give a rambling, sometimes-rhyming endorsement to Donald Trump. The sketch kicked off the cold open to “SNL” on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016, with Fey and Darrell Hammond skewering the former Alaska governor’s endorsement speech in Iowa on Tuesday.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
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