Veep: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Makes History at Emmys

Sep 22, 2017, 00:16
Veep: Julia Louis-Dreyfus Makes History at Emmys

After winning the award, while talking to the media backstage, Dreyfus told that she did not have the words to describe this moment, reports The Independent.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her sixth straight Outstanding Comedy Actress in a Leading Role award at the 69th#Primetime Emmy Awards.

"Veep" did, however, win the most important award for comedy shows: Outstanding Comedy Series.

She is now holding the record for having the most wins in the lead actress category with seven awards. Combined with Emmys she's won for "Seinfeld" and "New Adventures of Old Christine", that would tie her with Cloris Leachman as the most-winning Emmy performer ever.

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NU alumnus Stephen Colbert (Communication '86) hosted this year's show in Los Angeles. Viewers will see her character Selina Meyer for one more season in the show's finale.

Not only did Louis-Dreyfus beat out "Mom" actress Allison Janney, who has two lead actress Emmys of her own, but she also edged out "Black-ish" actress Tracee Ellis Ross and Jane Fonda (Netflix's "Grace and Frankie").

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Donald Glover poses with his Emmys for Directing a Comedy Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for "Atlanta" at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California September 18, 2017.

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"This is and continues to be the role of a lifetime", she said during her acceptance speech on Sunday evening.

It's a long-running joke that Veep, along with fellow powerhouses Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory, pretty much dominate the comedy categories of all major award shows, and this weekend's Emmy Awards ceremony was no exception.

Mandel also said the show had considered an impeachment storyline, but were afraid "somebody else might get to it first".

Julia Louis-Dreyfus had a lot of competition in the category.

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