Julia Louis-Dreyfus Makes Emmys History for Veep Win

Aziz Ansari in a scene from Master of None

Julia-Louis Dreyfus broke a record at the 69th annual Emmy Awards for her win in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series category.

The "Seinfeld" actress is now tied with Cloris Leachman's record eight Emmys wins by a singular performer.

Louis-Dreyfus has now won for her role as Selina Meyer for six years in a row.


He said: 'I've heard 2017 described as like being trapped in one long, unending Black Mirror episode - but I'd like to think that if I'd written it, it wouldn't be quite so on the nose, with all the Nazis and hate.

John Lithgow, who received the best supporting drama actor for his role as British leader Winston Churchill in "The Crown", took a more diplomatic approach to political commentary. The show also won awards for writing, directing and for supporting actress Ann Dowd.

Hulu became the first streaming service to win the best drama category for "the Handmaid's Tale".

The win was the sixth Emmy for Lithgow, who won three times as lead actor in a comedy series for "3rd Rock from the Sun".

Directing, Limited Movie or Special: Jean-Marc Vallee, "Big Little Lies".

Kidman said the production highlighted the "complicated, insidious disease" of domestic abuse.

The Veep actress made sure to recognize these lovely ladies in her acceptance speech. It's also possible that she won't be nominated at all, but that's not a bet that anyone with some sense would want to take.

Writer Lena Waithe received a standing ovation, as the first African American female to win for a comedy series.

HBO leads the race with 46 nominations in different categories while FX and Netflix have 27 nominations each.

Trump loomed over the ceremony as the target of multiple jokes.

Hosted by Stephen Colbert, the Emmys telecast surprised many in the crowd with a cameo appearance by former White House press secretary Sean Spicer.

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