Pop star Justin Timberlake and comedienne, Tina Fey were both honoured with Emmy Awards for their comedy turns on US show ‘Saturday Night Live’

’Sexyback’ singer was handed the Best Guest Actor and while Fey was handed the Best Guest Actress on a Comedy Series honour.

Fey was awarded for her satirical portrayal of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on the late night show, Contactmusic reported.

The 39-year-old poked fun at her political alter-ego during her acceptance speech in Los Angeles.

“Mrs Palin is an inspiration to working mothers everywhere because she bailed on her job right before Fourth of July weekend. You are living my dream. Thank you, Mrs. Palin!,” Fey said.

Michael J Fox was given the Outstanding Guest Actor on a Drama Series for his turn in ‘Rescue Me’, while Ellen Burstyn was named Outstanding Guest Actress for ‘Law & Order: SVU’

The remainder of the 61st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be presented at a star-studded ceremony on September 20.