Julia Louis-Dreyfus Breaks Record For Emmy Wins

Camille Rivera
September 19, 2017

Louis-Dreyfus made history Sunday night when she won her sixth consecutive Emmy for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series, making her the performer with the most Emmys for the same role. Unlike her beleaguered on-screen counterpart, Julia Louis-Dreyfus has proven she can always cinch the votes.

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.

The actor's impersonations of Trump have propelled "SNL" to its best season in years, bringing in viewers and also Emmy glory. Her next win would be a full decade later for The New Adventures of Old Christine.

Baldwin started out his acceptance speech night by ribbing Donald Trump, saying the president finally has his Emmy.

"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. She stand alone in that category and tied Cloris Leachman for the most acting Emmys ever.

Sketch institution Saturday Night Live took home four Emmys, including best supporting actor for Alec Baldwin, for his portrayal of Donald Trump, and Kate McKinnon, who played Hillary Clinton among others.

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer made a surprise appearance at the Emmy Awards during host Stephen Colbert's monologue.

She teared up as she gave her thanks Sunday night.

HBO's Veep took home the award for Outstanding Comedy Series at the 2017 Emmys, but the show may return later than expected next year and therefore be ineligible at the 2018 Emmys. From 1996-1999 she won lead actress in a comedy for "Mad About You".

A victory by NBC's "This Is Us", the first network drama series to be nominated since CBS' "The Good Wife" in 2011. "You are courageous and strong and smart", she said.

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

And Charlie Brooker picked up two Emmys for the Black Mirror episode San Junipero - for writing and for best TV movie.

Colbert thanked the president for tuning in Sunday, joking that Trump is the only one who has enough time to keep current on all that's going on in television nowadays.

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