Julia Louis-Dreyfus Makes Emmys History for Veep Win

Posted September 19, 2017

Julia Louis-Dreyfus won her sixth consecutive Emmy for playing an egotistical presidential candidate on HBO's "Veep", one of the few repeat winners this year.

HBO's "Veep" and star Julia Louis-Dreyfus continue to reign over Hollywood's comedy world Monday, thanks to their big wins on Emmy night, while Hulu's streaming series "The Handmaid's Tale" finds itself tops among dramas. Of the nine Emmy wins, six went to women, with Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More) shared by Julie Berghoff and Sophie Neudorfer. Louis-Dreyfus has two additional Emmys for her work on Seinfeld and The New Adventures of Old Christine.

Her 2017 Emmys acceptance speech was also a moment for Dreyfus to reflect on President Donald Trump.

"We did have a whole storyline on an impeachment but we abandoned that because we were worried" that someone "else might get to it first", she said.

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"The Handmaid's Tale" and political comedy "Veep" won the top prizes at the Emmy awards on Sunday, where "Saturday Night Live" was also a big victor on a night dominated by jokes about U.S. President Donald Trump.

Spicer himself made a brief guest appearance at the end of host Stephen Colbert's opening monologue, after the comedian asked if someone could predict how large this year's Emmy audience would be.

"Big Little Lies" won the limited series award, with Nicole Kidman taking the lead actress award and supporting honours going to her castmates Alexander Skarsgard and Laura Dern.

"I remember the first time we won this award", creator Lorne Michaels said in accepting the show's trophy for best variety sketch series. She now holds the record for most Emmys won for the same role in the same series, as well as the most consecutive wins.

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Donald Glover doubled down on historic wins, as the first black actor to win Outstanding Lead Actor in a comedy series since Robert Guillaume won for Benson in 1985 and the first black person to win an Emmy for comedy directing ever.

She said: 'Thank you for embracing a little Indian boy from SC and a queer black girl from Southside of Chicago.

"The Voice" won the reality competition category.

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