Published: Thu, September 21, 2017
Technology | By Christopher Mann

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Sets Her Place in TV History, Again

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Sets Her Place in TV History, Again

Veep, the most-nominated comedy, has a chance for its third consecutive best comedy series and gives star Julia Louis-Dreyfus the chance to build on her record of most wins for a lead comedy actress.

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

Now-legendary Louis-Dreyfus accepted her award toward the end of the evening, and kept her speech to the packed house at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater short but still meaningful.

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.

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First-time Emmy victor Donald Glover also made history, as the first African American director to win for a comedy series. "He's the reason I'm probably up here", Glover said, acknowledging the entertainment industry's and the Emmys' tilt toward the nonstop political under President Donald Trump. The actress joked that they wanted to do an impeachment storyline, "but we abandoned that because we were anxious someone else might get to it first".

Just after her win, "Veep" won for Outstanding Comedy Series, and Dreyfus earned an 11th Emmy.

"I remember thinking as I was standing there, alone, that this was it".

Melissa McCarthy was honoured at last weekend's creative arts Emmys as best guest actress for her "SNL" work, including portraying Sean Spicer.

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Riz Ahmed took home the statuette for Best Actor in a Limited Series or a Television Movie for The Night Of.

"It's nuts", Louis-Dreyfus said, summing up her remarkable run.

This was one of the more crowded Emmy categories with seven entries, meaning someone came within 2% of the sixth place nominee and won an invite as well. The Best Supporting Actor in a Drama trophy went to John Lithgow for The Crown.

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

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