During his career, Don Roy King has been nominated 37 times for his work as a director and won 20 awards (via IMDb). This includes a 2022 Primetime Emmy nomination for an episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by Billie Eilish, which he shares with co-director Liz Patrick, but so far King has won 11 Emmy prime time awards and was nominated for 16 in total.
That’s not even counting his five Daytime Emmy nominations and his 1977 win for The Mike Douglas Show. King has also received eight Directors Guild of America awards for his work on “SNL” and has been nominated a total of 15 times (via IMDb).
As evidenced by his awards, King’s career has commanded a great deal of respect and respect. The secret may lie in the fact that he perceives the live broadcast as a football match. “My job is to continue to command like a quarterback,” he said. “My job is to rush forward and save as we go, and not let any mistake snowball into others while we try to figure it out.” who failed where” (via Behind the scenes). It’s a healthy way to handle such a daunting task, though it’s his replacement, Patrick, who will now have to keep the game going (via golden derby).