Mirroring the trajectory of Vice President Selina Meyer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus has taken home her 4th consecutive Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a comedy for Veep. The win, her fifth overall, ties her with Candice Bergen and Mary Tyler Moore for most wins ever in the category. She won for the final season four episode, “Election Night”. Her win follows Veep‘s wins in the comedy writing category, which went to Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, and Tony Roche, and in the supporting actor category for Tony Hale.
Louis-Dreyfus began her acceptance quoting from the show, then jokingly attributing the quote to Donald Trump, before thanking the show’s creator, her costars, and her family.
Other nominees in the category include 5-time nominee Edie Falco, Lisa Kudrow for The Comeback (revived in 2015 by HBO nine years after its 2005 cancellation), Amy Poehler for the final season of Parks & Rec, current it girl Amy Schumer for her comedy central sketch show Inside Amy Schumer, and Lily Tomlin for the Netflix series Grace and Frankie.
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